Sunday, April 1, 2012
Start by twisting off the top of the pineapple. Grasp it at the bottom of the leaves and twist and pull. You will end up with this little nub.
Begin removingthe leaves around the bottom, one by one. You will see some brown wormy things...those are the roots! Continue to remove leaves until you don't see any new roots.
Your new growth will come from the middle of the pineapple top. The outside leaves will eventually turn brown and die. That is fine.
Keep the top watered. Keep it out of direct sunlight for the first 1-2 weeks. After about 2 weeks, you can move it to a sunny location. We will post more pictures as our pineapple grows!
Posted by Heidi & Dale at 7:55 AM
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
I have been watching the eagles in Decorah Iowa with my 4-5 year olds. It has been an exciting time learning about the bald eagles! I thought I'd share a couple of the still shots that I took via their web cam. The picture of the female eagle: she is indeed panting. It has been unseasonably warm in Iowa this spring. These birds are used to snow at this time of the year. They don't even get the shelter from the leaves! This nest is approx. 80 feet up in a cottonwood tree in Decorah Iowa.
How big is the nest? About 6 feet across, about 5 feet deep; it weighs close to 1367 lb.
Close up of Male's eye and beak. Nares - the holes in a bird's beak
We have a pip!!! 3/26/12
This is mom and a close-up of part of the nest.
Dad perched on a nearby branch
Posted by Heidi & Dale at 12:05 PM