Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Start to our Tadpole Adventure

On Saturday we had one of our avid outdoorsmen in the church drop off a pot of tadpoles. I had asked him to find me a few when he was in the woods and spotted some......

The best guess about how many were in the pot was about 50 or so. Well, I've been giving tadpoles away in groups of 10 or so. So far I've given away over 50 and I STILL have a pot full:)

Anna and I brought a couple inside so we could watch them closer......I really wanted to create a pretty "bowl" by putting them in a cute glass pitcher with glass gems and a plastic plant. BUT the tadpoles were finding places to "Hide" and they went down into the "rocks" and couldn't get out, so the "rocks" had to go! (And I had a plant at Walmart but someone must have tossed it out of the cart b/c I didn't have it at home and it wasn't on my receipt.)


Here is one of the bigger tadpoles....his legs are already starting to form and pop out!!!!


Believe it for not the tadpoles LOVE boiled lettuce. I boiled it for 10 minutes or so, laid it out to dry, then put the extra in a baggie and into the freezer.


For those that live close and brought home some tadpoles from us..... think about keeping your frogs for a little while and we can have a "frog race" at the park or our house sometime.... won't that be fun and silly????


3 comments:

Dorian said...

That is such a creative thing to do. I would never think to collect tadpoles and give them out! A frog race would be so cute. I can see your kids now...

Erica said...

I wish I could get some!

3 for Me!! said...

Man, I wish Erica lived closer beacuse she's soo sweet and because I have over 30 still at my house:)