Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Microscope Fun

Wow! Am I ever impressed! I never would have thought that I could get a microscope this solidly built and beautifully working for such a price. If anyone you know is interested in getting a microscope for homeschool or farm use, or whatever, this one is great. I got this here.
I was actually able to put my camera up to the eyepiece of the microscope and take pictures of what we were seeing.

Here we have frog blood cells,


and protozoa.

This has been so much fun for my family, and now I can't wait to get a fecal sample to look at. If there's something to see, I know I'll see it with this little gem!


  1. Thank you SOOOO much for the rcomendation! I think we'll just go ahead and buy this one instead of fartn around.

  2. Very cool! I have an old one, not nearly as nice as that one, I've been meaning to dust off. Hope you have time to share your fecal experience. Did I just say that? LOL

  3. Takes a bona fide homesteader full of true grit to be excited about fecal samples. ;o}

  4. CR- I think that'd be a good choice. If you get one I hope you agree. :)
    Hosier Girl- Yep, you said it. ;) And I completely understand.
    Mama Pea- LOL! Well, thanks! I can't think of a better compliment. :)

  5. ya and sure ,youbettcha on the fecal matter. well Patty,only one of my grivings has started ,the hardest not come yet, but at least Linda is out of pain ind in Gods arms ,hospice said she was already in her moms arms already. and last night I lay in anguish with a stomach bug and finally fell into a deep sleep,about 9":15 I jerked awake and yelled "Mom" [ my mom has been gone since 1967.]but with everything on my my mind or who knows maybe my mom was there to welcome her to ,she was her daughter in law .Linda passed at 9:10 last night

  6. This is awesome! What a great addition to homeschooling as well as the homestead! Got your box last night, thank you SO much, book looks so good and the towels are cute are always needed, my favorite kind! Thanks :)