Thursday, July 17, 2008

Truck Pool

With the heat waves we’ve been experiencing lately, we tried something novel. I backed the truck up into the yard and put a tarp in the back. We then filled it up with water.

What was amazing was that water critters started showing up as if there had been invitations sent out ahead of time! We had water boatmen and several large water bugs join the party. The girls learned last year that they can bite, or as the book says, “have piercing mouth parts”, so they were quickly rounded up as specimens. Ann Marie learned that if you put a boatmen in with a water bug, the smaller guy disappears after a while, leaving only parts of his wings!


Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

What a novel idea. And it will water the lawn when you empty it!


Sweet Polly Purebred said...

What beautiful mermaids ;)

brenda said...

Cute picture and great idea!