Tuesday, November 4, 2008

LOOK DAD! DEER POOPIES!!!

I am such a proud father! I was out with my two kiddies walking through the woods and exploring some marsh areas this morning. We were following a deer trail and I noticed some deer droppings (scat) and thought I might point them out to Emma and Tanner but decided we better keep moving as they were getting tired. They do good at noticing deer and animal tracks but I haven't taught them much in the way of other animal sign. I kept walking and Emma who was about 10 feet behind shrieked in excitement; "Look Daddy! Deer poopies! I was way impressed and amazed first that she noticed them between the grass and leaves and two that she knew what they were!

What more could a survival and tracking-crazed dad ask for?

6 comments:

Caity said...

Emma and Tanner are going to know things most kids don't! I love that you take them out off the beaten paths.

I think she knew the "deer poopies" because I was telling her "Don't step in the deer poop! I don't want to get it on your shoes" at mom's house. So, I guess I'm teaching them something too!

blogbusters said...

haha that is funny...very impressive that she knew they were from deer....It is so cool the outdoor relationship you give your kids...they will appreciate it someday if not now...but it seems like they enjoy every moment now, learning about all of the things out there!!! Way to be JOel!

fisher said...

Like father, like daughter....It is nice to see a new blog from you!! I love that you spend so much time outdoors with your children. They will cherish these times with you forever.

kaleb said...

If it was one of my kids they'd have eaten them.

julie said...

Deer Poopies that's funny. Don't they look alot like Bunny Poopies???? Just curiouis...It's great your kids will have all of these wonderful memories and learning about nature at the same time...

Anonymous said...

Hey sounds good, did you know Native americans have used deer & rabbit poop as thickener. Its a good veggie substitute in the winter. I imagine it should be boiled in order to be edible.