Waterfowl can be fun for beginning birders because they are relatively easy to watch, not flitting through the trees or into the bushes like little dicky birds. They have very distinctive plumages with large patches of color in bold patterns that make identification relatively easy. True, the female dabblers all look pretty much alike, but the males are distinctive.
Holiday traditions create memories for our children and revive memories for us grown-ups. And nowhere was that more apparent than when Columbus Parent set to work on a gingerbread house landscape last month.
We wanted to work with children to make this iconic holiday treat, so we enlisted the help of a few grown-ups. Baking instructor Judy Tipton and her friend Cynthia Adkins provided the guidance in building and decorating the gingerbread houses, ice-cream cone trees and royal-icing snowdrifts.
Part of the landscape included a "frozen pond" made from crushed, melted and then hardened Life Saver candies. We figured who better to help the kids - year-old Abby Jung and year-olds Alex and Leena Todd and Colin Hawes - than someone who grew up playing hockey on the frozen ponds of Quebec?
Now make no mistake - building a gingerbread house landscape from scratch is a complicated process and Tipton advised that parents tailor their projects to reflect their children's ages and capabilities.
Frustration can easily set in if you expect too much too soon, Tipton said, so it's best to find small parts of the process to share with young children. Our kid helpers were all self-professed foodies and love to cook.
It also became apparent, as they assembled their houses, they were all very meticulous. At one point, we asked what their favorite subjects in school are.
Was it any surprise that math and science were the answers? Our photographer Alysia Burton has created a photo slide show to go along with the full instructions, and it all resides on our website, ColumbusParent. But to tempt your palates and inspire your creativity, we're sharing photos here from the entirely edible landscape construction, plus instructions for making the frozen pond.
And we've included Antoine's memories of growing up on the outdoor ice. Making the a Gingerbread Landscape Sure, you can head to the store and buy the pre-made pieces to put together a gingerbread house, but where's the fun in that?
As the holiday season continues in full swing, try your hand at making a gingerbread house with from scratch with your family. With the help of baking instructor Judy Tipton, we've got instructions and photos to go along with it! And don't forget to pick up a December issue of Columbus Parent, where Columbus Blue Jackets center Antoine Vermette assisted us in creating some of the festive, decorative houses.
Gingerbread Recipe, from Judy Tipton 6 cups flour 1 T. Place corn syrup, brown sugar, and shortening in a 2-quart saucepan and cook on medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the shortening has melted.
Pour this liquid mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix on low speed until combined. If you do not have a mixer, you may knead the dry ingredients into the liquid, gradually adding the flour mixture until everything is completely combined.
Divide the dough into smaller portions while it is still warm and easy to handle. Keep the container of divided dough covered with foil to keep it warm while you are rolling out the dough. Roll the dough between sheets of parchment paper. The thicker the dough, the longer it needs to bake.
Place the rolled out dough onto a cookie sheet and place in freezer for about an hour. Repeat with remaining dough.
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Cut patterns out while the dough is frozen, return to freezer for a few minutes if it becomes too soft while you are working. Remember to cut out any doors, windows, etc.Definately a kingfisher at my pond, but its colors do not match anything I can find on line.
There is no gray-blue belt, it has the white ring around it's neck, but then a dark brown on its chest, then patches of white, then a light brown area on its belly.
Although regular and accurate sampling is critical for wastewater lagoon operators, you can tell a lot about a lagoon’s health and the quality of treatment you’re getting with a visual check of water and algae color. Boyd Ellis is was born in , and lived until He worked as the principal of Marysillve High School, and also worked as a photographer out of his studio in Arlington, until he retired in Sep 23, · Hi all, In a period of a few days, my pond water, which always have a reddish/brown tint from rain and what ever (dont really know) but always clear, became so red/brown and so cloudy I hardly see my fish even at the surface.
Michael White Aug Looking to ID a snake with light brown body color on top with sharp copper stripe running length.
Snake was small and appears to be juvenile, no idea of belly color or overall length as it was shy and went under crawlspace but hanging out at c/s door. As is the case with the other trout species in Virginia, the largest individual rainbow trout are typically encountered within large stream habitats, ponds and reservoirs.
The current state record specimen (14 pounds, 7 ounces) was captured in Greer's Trout Pond in southwestern Virginia on June 28,