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This is how you harvest hickory nuts. You have to a hickory nut tree. The bark is jaggedy and there are many lobed leaves on each branch.
This is how you know the nuts are ripe: it has to be brown and also green. When it’s hickory nut season you let them fall down and pick them up off the ground.
You have to have a vice to crack them. It’s hard to crack the shell open. Squirrels crack the shells open with their teeth.
After the squirrels drop the nuts, they can hit the roof of the garage or the ground. It gets the ground kind of messy so watch out for that.
The meat is ripe when it is light brown. It tastes kind of like pecans. I usually eat them raw.
I like doing hickory nuts because the inside is yummy.
Reposted from my mama’s blog, Hounds in the Kitchen.
What I like about my terrariums are that I can make more homes for other animals and I have fun making terrariums.
This is how I make them: first, I put some dirt in a plastic container. Then I put the moss in on top and if I can I’ll find some rocks and wood to put in because pill bugs like rotten wood, I think. I find the moss in the alley. There’s moss growing near the big church.
My two terrariums have three different kinds of bugs. One of the terrariums only has pill bugs and centipedes. The other has some centipedes, pillbugs, and one caterpillar.
I take care of my caterpillar. I put a cotton ball soaked in sugar water so the caterpillar can drink the sugar water. And I’m seeing how the mustard greens are doing with the caterpillar, if the caterpillar likes the mustard greens.
Every week or every day I water the terrariums. Sometimes if I put too much water in, I realize that it might sink the bugs or drown them so I take all the bugs out of the terrarium.
I think that all of the kids should be able to make terrariums. Just follow my instructions and that might teach you how to make your own terrarium.
How we saw the inside of the squirrel is that Papa hunted a squirrel. We took apart the body. I was grossed out a little. I touched it with gloves. It had humungous teeth. We were also surprised in it because it had a lot of fat in it. It had fat all around the kidneys.
And Papa cut open the liver and the heart and the stomach. It had stored seeds in its belly for the winter I think.
We kept the meat to eat.
I wrote this picture because I was just really interested in the squirrel.
Way before anything was alive, everything was scrunched up in a big ball and then it expanded in two thousand hundred million two hundred thousand million years.
(Lil said there’s no picture with this, just blank white, because everything was just blank white.)