For the Love of "Critters"
The most precious resource of Planet Earth is its people. The smallest of these are even more precious. They can be taught to love and respect life around them. It has been a joy to homeschool children and to have a little portion of time in the lives of grandchildren. Part of the joy of the journey has been discovering God's creation around us, in a state park, a zoo, and especially in our own backyard.
Our family has always loved "critters." We have had our share of rescued dogs, cats, horses, (borrowed) donkey, a crawdad that had scurried away from an outdoor crawfish boil, a goldfish that had been doomed to being flushed when his college owner graduated, crickets, a monarch butterfly named Baby, other miscellaneous caterpillars-turned-butterflies, a flock of tiny, still fuzzy ducklings whose mother had disappeared that we found waddling across a busy bridge, chickens raised from eggs, a few hives of bees and a rescued swarm or two. Each animal or insect could probably tell its own story about these crazy people who saved them from certain doom.