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These little Kid Mud Kitchens are so cute

Love this idea. Every child should make mud pies.

The kitchen style environment promotes role play amongst children and it’s not uncommon to see learners taking on the role of a chef in a restaurant kitchen or mum or dad cooking at home. By taking on these roles, children are developing their social skills and heightening emotional understanding. (more…)

First-Ever White Cougar Spotted In Brazil’s Atlantic Forest

This unusual white cougar which was spotted deep in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest might be one of the most unique examples of this species. The young male was captured on camera in Serra dos Órgãos National Park from Brazil and the first photos were taken back in 2013.

The cougar was confirmed by scientists to have leucism, a mutation that gives its unique white look. Such examples of this species are so rare, that many scientists have stated that they won’t probably see another white cougar in their lifetime. There are of course many other wild cats with genetic mutations, but these have been documented extremely rarely in cougars.

“That shows you how extremely unusual it is,” says Luke Hunter, executive director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Big Cats Program and author of the book Wild Cats of the World. “It’s a striking set of photos.”

Genetic color aberrations, such as albinism and leucism, are relatively common among wild cats, but for unknown reasons, they’re almost unheard of in cougars, a successful predator whose habitat stretches from Canada to Chile, the biggest north-south range of any wild cat.

For instance, there has never been a record of a black cougar and only two albino cougars are known to exist in the world up to this day. Cougars are usually gray or have earthy colors, which help them hide efficiently in the mountains and hunt their prey. Since this cougar with leucism was caught on camera in Brazil, scientists have been trying to track it to study its genes, but with no success.

The cat has never again appeared, but the team working at the national park still hopes that it would come back one day or show up on one of the park’s cameras surveying the area.

Source: National Geographic;  photograph by ICMBIO

Blind Dog Lost In Forest For 1 Week Found And Rescued By A Firefighter

For about a week, one family who lost its blind dog feared the worst: she may never return. But thanks to a helpful neighbor, everything ended up okay. Sage, a 12-year-old Labrador, went missing and the entire Santa Cruz, California community stepped in to search for her. Then, by chance, Dan Estrada went on a hike and found the lifeless dog laying in a stream. (more…)

Pedal Through The Redwood Forest On Rail Bikes

Sit back, breathe deep, and discover an entirely new way to explore California.

Pedaling along our historic tracks, bathed in dappled sunlight and a light breeze, you’ll experience a new freedom on the rails, unlike anything else. Without the need to steer, you’re unbound, able to look around at the wonder of this (more…)

Octopus Vessel Sink by Shayne Greco

Ceramic Octopus Vessel Sink. Size at the widest and tallest points measure aprx 16″ W x 19″ D x 9″ H. The bowl of the sink itself measures aprx 15″ diameter and 6″ high. The Caribbean Blue glaze is Shayne’s special recipe. It took many months of experimenting to acquire the the bright blue with transparent green. In the end it required a 3rd firing and a total of 7 coats of glaze. (more…)

Observation Beehive That You Can Mount on Your Wall at Home

Indoor beekeeping is not only fascinating but it is also one of the most rewarding hobbies. If you have been considering venturing into apiculture (beekeeping) then this is one of the avenues you may consider. However, you need to understand the specific laws and regulations that apply to your specific state (more…)

Light Up Your Little One’s Room With The Coolest Night Lights

This is a great idea for the kids bedroom. You can choose Giraffe Wall Light or Elephant Wall Light or Dinosaur Wall Light from the options with any colour you want. These are available in the link below… (more…)

Simple Off Grid Cabin That Anyone Can Build & Afford

In this video my wife Brooke and I build a very simple, very affordable cabin. With a simple single pitch roof and only 2 windows.

“My wife Brooke and I finish up the siding, put of the roof, finish paint & trim, Install windows and doors and a woodstove!” (more…)

TURN AN OLD SHIRT INTO AN APRON

Turn old, unwanted shirts into adorable aprons for cooking! Super easy DIY, great for beginner sewers! Full DIY onhow to upcycle your clothes into something fabulous here: (more…)


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