Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On the Far Side of the Mountain

We started reading "On the Far Side of the Mountain" today (we have had it out from the library for weeks now just sitting there waiting for us in our to-do pile). I really can not say enough about how great Jean Craighead George'es books are! She writes so that you feel you are really in the woods listening to each animal and feeling each emotion & sensation the characters are going thru, just wonderful writting!
We also started reading the "Pocket Guide to the Outdoors", Wow did that get Kelly interested in doing a number of the activities in the book! The first activity suggest making a shelter, one of the options is making a teepee. We have a bamboo tree/bush down the end of the road which Kelly wants to cut off 8 or 9 sticks to use for the teepee - I think it is very hard to cut thru bamboo so not sure if we will be able to do that.... but I LOVE that she is interested in trying it. She really is an outdoors type of girl if she lets herself off of the computer long enough to remember how much she loves it.
We will not be stopping this year for summer vacation, We need to keep moving along granted at a snails pace but at least we are moving.....
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!


Phyllis said...

Congratulations on finding something that she can really feel it in their heart. You have worked hard to find it. Pat yourself on the back.

Fatcat said...

We read the first one, but that's all and then we did that "bring a book to life" class at the forest on it. It sounds like you all are doing the home version of 'bring a book to life" You should search the countryside for wild edibles and eat some dandilion greens now. :-)