The weather has been beautiful in Ohio the last few days so Matt and I decided to get some practice with our spotting scope. As we were walking through the forest at Sandy Ridge Reservation, we noticed a group of people huddled together pointing and looking into he woods. (This is always a good sign for a birder.) Sitting in the leaf litter, as still as can be, was an American Woodcock, a type of sandpiper that lives in the forest and eats earthworms. Their camouflaged feathers make them hard to spot when they aren’t moving. Staying still is part of their defense and it makes it very easy to take great pictures!
There are so many creative soap makers that inspire us. Check out some of our favorite finds on Pinterest! (Are we pinning buddies there? We should be.)
- Candied apple soap – Your fillings are safe with this soap recipe from Nature’s Garden.
- Apple brown betty soap – This recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus looks delicious. I’ll bet it smells amazing!
- Apple cider soap – I happen to have apple cider on hand. I might have to try this soap from The Nerdy Farmwife.
Good, clean fun
If you’re not following us on <insert 1 chosen social media outlet here>, here’s some of the fun you missed:
- Fire breathing caught in bullet time – This video is crazy and gave me chills. I kind of want a framed print of one of the fire clouds.
- 104 year old yarn bombs her town – How cute is she? I want to fly to Scotland and hug her.
- What does the giraffe say – I’m not sure what giraffes are saying but I think my significant other is attempting to talk to them in his sleep.
Previous musings from Emmet Street you might have missed
This week is Banned Books Week! We’re book lovers here on Emmet Street so we thought we’d celebrate by taking a look back at some of our favorite book related posts.
- Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret – We are still stunned that this book made the list of most frequently challenged books.
- There’s nothing worse than a good book – Finishing a good book is every book lover’s dilemma.
- Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck – Check out Kelly’s review of one of my favorite books from one of my favorite writers.