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Sir Winslow Watches the Whales

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Sir Winslow Watches the Whales

Sir Winslow watches the whales Blue whales are magnificent ocean creatures. Sir Winslow sailed on a voyage that followed a pod of whales for days before they lost track of them. It gave him plenty of opportunities to study how they interacted with each other, even with the ships that were tracking them. The sketches that are in the journals from Sir Winslow's voyage are quite detailed. Here is the story the accompanies them. It was late summer and Sir Winslow was headed back to Windy Willows in England. He had been studying the lemmings on Baffin Island. Lemmings are...

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Perfect Birthday Gifts

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Perfect Birthday Gifts

Birthdays come along once a year. Children seem to enjoy this way more than we do! For us adults? Most would rather skip and just have a nice meal out. Well I would anyway. But what about kids? Kids NEED stuff. (say that with some whine in your voice!)  I thought I would compile some ideas about what gifts are great at what age. Some are fun ideas, some are a bit more practical. 1st, 2nd and 3rd  Birthdays Kids at this age are learning to walk, talk and interact with adults or older children. Keep the toys easy and...

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Chickens at Windy Willows

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Chickens at Windy Willows

Many of the animals at Sir Winslow’s Zoo were exotic, unfamiliar and extraordinary. However, some of them were a necessary means of running an estate in rural England. Chickens were part of this latter group of animals, but as cute as any of them. White fuzzy chickens were on bug control in the gardens of Windy Willows, Sir Winslow’s Estate. But with the arrival of warmer weather, they also carefully kept track of all the baby chickens that they hatched. Sir Winslow kept a nice flock of Frizzle chickens, both for eggs just to watch them strut around the yard....

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The Desert Festival of Thar

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The Desert Festival of Thar

Our camel story starts in the Great Thar desert in northern India. Sir Winslow was in the Thar Desert seeking out sheep's wool that he was going to have woven into beautiful Persian rugs for his manor house back in England. He had heard of a wonderful festival near Jodhpur that celebrated camels and desert life and wanted to see what it was all about. The desert festivals are celebrated with great zest and zeal. This festival takes place in the winter months. The performers are dressed in brilliantly hued costumes, the people of the desert dance and sing haunting...

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A fun interview with an old bird named Linda!

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A fun interview with an old bird named Linda!

My friend Linda Nance asked if she could interview me about our shop! Its a fun little 15 minutes of your time! Her Etsy shop is Gotta Be Handmade 

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