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Yearly Archives: 2012
For Father’s Day, we took the kids to the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids. We all had a good time, and the kids were remarkably well-behaved. Reilly fell asleep for a while, so we put the seats down in the wagon and pulled him around while he napped.
Julie really seemed to enjoy looking at the animals. She was fascinated by the big brown bear that kept pacing back and forth in its cage, and she almost started crying when we left the budgie cage, which has 200-300 budgies in it. You can actually go inside and feed the birds seed from a stick! Julie loved that.
Here are some of the pictures I took at the zoo:
Plant Hardiness Zones for Gardening Have Changed
If it seems like the weather is getting warmer, it’s not your imagination. The USDA has just issued a new zone map for gardeners that reflects recent climate changes. Here are the new USDA zone maps for the US and Michigan. If you’re in another state, you can click your state on the interactive map on the USDA website to see the hardiness zone in your exact location.