Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Facts about ducks

Howdy! 

Who is ready to learn some cool facts today?

How many of you have heard about ducks before? Did you know ducks come from the same family as geese and swans do? There are over 125 species of waterfowl throughout the world and ducks are in the waterfowl family. All waterfowl love water and most of them have webbed feet! With your parent/caretaker’s permission google pictures of the ducks and see how cool they are! 

This is a cool website to read all about ducks: 

Click here

 


What is your favorite kind of duck?


 

Facts about ducks


1. There are over 25 different types of ducks. Here is a list of some of them:

· American Wigeon

· Barrow's Goldeneye

· Cinnamon Teal

· Eurasian Wigeon

· Harlequin Duck

· Long-tailed Duck

· Mallard

· Ring-necked Duck

· Surf Scoter

· Wood Duck

 

2. Ducks are omnivores. Omnivore means that they eat both vegetation and meat. Ducks eat grasses, aquatic plants, seeds, insects, worms, small crustaceans, and other vegetation.

3. One of the biggest ducks is the male Muscovy duck. The male Muscovy duck can grow to about 30 inches long or more. The male Muscovy duck can weigh up to 15 pounds. 

4. The little Green-winged Teal is one of the smallest types of duck. It can grow to about 15 inches long and weigh up to one pound, maybe a little more or a little less.

5. Ducks are very social and love to be in large groups. A group of ducks are called a flock of ducks, a raft of ducks, a team of ducks, or a waddling of ducks.

6. A baby duck is called a duckling. A male duck is called a drake. A female duck is called a hen.

7. Female ducks make nest near the water, but in a very sheltered area of vegetation. Some ducks make nest on the ground, a hole in a tree, and many other places.

8. Ducks are both nocturnal and diurnal. They are active during both night and day time hours.

 

 

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Get your free duck printable worksheet here:

 Ducks ABC worksheet

 

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Books about ducks:

1. National Geographic Kids: Ducks by Jennifer Szymanski

2. Where Are the Ducks? by Jeffrey Bullard

3. Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore

4. Waterfowl of Eastern North America by Chris G. Earley

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.





 


Short story alert:

There once was a young duck named Luck. He was a lucky little ducky. You see one day he got lost. He wondered too far from the water’s edge. He was lost in some very thick and tall grass. He was too little to see over the vegetation. Instead of going back towards the water Luck the duck kept going further into the thick and tall grass. Luck spotted a very long necked goose. Luck the duck waddled over to the goose and asked if the goose could help him get back to the water? The goose said, “Hi, my name is Lucey.” My friends call me Lucey the goosey. Lucey said, “What is your name?” Luck said, “My name is Luck.” Luck said, “Hi, Lucey, can you help me get back to the water?” and Lucey said, “Sure I will help you.” Lucey said, “The water appears to be that way, just turn yourself around, keep going straight and you will soon find the water’s edge.” Luck did just as Lucey said, and found his way back to the water. THE END!

 

 

Thank you for reading my post!! “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”-Dalai Lama

 

 

I have made a variety of printables for you. Check them out! They are free. I have some awesome coloring pages and worksheets that you can print out! 4th of July printables now available.

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Hi!! I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I love reading and writing. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the story is super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books!

 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

5. Santa's Rainbow Reindeer

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Facts about Missouri

Howdy to you! 

Who is ready to learn some cool facts?

Have you ever visited Missouri before? Maybe you live there? Whichever it may be, you can learn some cool facts about Missouri here! Joey and Jinger absolutely love to learn cool facts about all of the different states in the United States. They would like me to share some of those cool facts with you! So, each and every Thursday, I will be posting cool facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted facts about Mississippi. This week we are posting cool facts about Missouri. The countdown is on only 25 more states to blog about! Yay!

Did you know that Missouri was the twenty-fourth (24th) state to join the union? Yes, that is correct! Missouri officially joined the union on August 10, 1821! Missouri is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. Missouri is bordered by eight (8) states: Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. Missouri also borders the Mississippi river. Missouri is the twenty-first (21st) largest state in the United States. Missouri is one of the bigger sized states. There are about 6,168,187 people that reside in Missouri.

 

Missouri famous person alert:

Did you know that Maya Angelou was born in St. Louis, Missouri? Maya Angelou was a poet, book author, and a civil rights activist. Maya Angelou is best known for her seven autobiographies. An autobiography is a written account of someone’s life that is written by themself! The first book in the series of autobiographies that she wrote is, I know Why the Caged Bird Sings.


 

Share a fact about a famous person that lives in your state?


 

Facts about Missouri:

1. A few things Missouri is known for are: The Pony Express, farm land, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. A few of the nicknames for the state of Missouri are: the Show Me State, the Ozark State, and the Mother of The West. The Missouri state motto is Salus populi suprema lex esto. The motto is a Latin phrase which means, “The welfare of the people is the supreme law”. The Missouri state motto was adopted on January 22, 1822. The abbreviation for Missouri is MO.

2. The capital of Missouri is Jefferson City. Jefferson City officially became the capital of Missouri sometime in 1821. Jefferson City is a city in Missouri that was named after Thomas Jefferson who was the third (3rd) president of the United States. Jefferson City has an estimated population of about 42,670 people.

3. The state bird of Missouri is the Eastern bluebird. The Eastern bluebird was chosen as the state bird for Missouri on March 30, 1927. The Eastern bluebird is a songbird. The Eastern bluebird is a deep blue color. It has a rusted brownish orange color on its throat area and the underneath area is a creamy whitish color. It is a beautiful bird.

4. The Missouri official state flower is the Crataegus punctata also known as the White Hawthorn blossoms. The Crataegus punctata is a perennial flowering tree/shrub that can be found growing throughout the state of Missouri. The Crataegus punctata starts to bloom in the months of May and very early June. The Crataegus punctata is a very beautiful tree/shrub flower. The Missouri Crataegus punctata became Missouri’s official state flower on March 16, 1923.

5. Missouri’s state flag was officially adopted on March 22, 1913. Missouri’s state flag has three horizontal stripes on it. Of the stripes one is red, one is white, and one is blue. The flag features Missouri’s coat of arms and there are 24 stars circling the coat of arms. The 24 stars means that Missouri was the 24th state to join the union.

6. Some crops that are grown in Missouri are: corn, cotton, oats, rice, soy beans, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit while in Missouri are: the Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins located in Camdenton, MO., the Saint Louis Zoo, and the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.

8. Some animals that live in Missouri are: bobcats, beavers, brown bats, coyotes, eastern copperheads, ground hogs, racoons, red fox, and white-tailed deer.

9. Missouri can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Missouri was 118 degrees Fahrenheit in Warsaw, Missouri on July 14, 1954. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Missouri was -40 degrees (40 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Warsaw, Missouri on February 13, 1905.

 

 

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Get your free printable Missouri worksheet here:

 Missouri worksheet



Visit my printables section for a wide selection of worksheets and coloring sheets!

 


 

Books about Missouri:

1. Good Night Missouri by Adam Gamble

2. Kids Love Missouri by George Zavatsky

3. My First Book About Missouri! by Carole Marsh

4. Little Missouri by Judy Young

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

 

Tune in next week to learn some really cool facts about Montana! Thank you for reading my post!! “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”-Dalai Lama

 

 

I have made a variety of printables for you. Check them out! They are free. I have some awesome coloring pages and worksheets that you can print out! 4th of July printables now available.

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/printables.html

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If you are an author and would like to feature your book on my website, please check out my feature book section here:

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Hi!! I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I love reading and writing. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the story is super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books!

 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

5. Santa's Rainbow Reindeer

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Facts about the Northern Flicker

Good day to you!! 

Are you ready to learn something cool?

Have you heard about the Northern flicker also known as the Common flicker? Did you know that the Northern flicker is from the woodpecker family of birds? The Northern flicker is a medium sized bird. It is a beautiful bird. With your parent/caretaker’s permission google pictures of the Northern flicker and see how beautiful they are!

 

What is your favorite type of bird?


 

Facts about the Northern flicker:

1. There are two types of Northern flickers. The Red shafted flicker and the Yellow shafted flicker. The Yellow shafted flicker is mostly native to the east part of North America. The Red shafted flicker is native to most parts of North America. Most Northern flickers migrate to the south parts of North America for the winter.

2. Northern flickers are omnivores. They eat mostly ants and other insects. They also eat fruits, berries, nuts, and seeds! They hunt for their food mostly on the ground.

3. The Northern flicker can grow up to fourteen (14) inches tall and weigh up to five and a half ounces (5 ½ oz.).

4. The Northern flickers build nests in holes inside of trees.

5. The Northern flickers are diurnal. Diurnal means they are awake during the daylight hours. They hunt for food during the day and sleep/rest during the night.

6. A group of flickers are sometimes referred to as menorah, guttering, and/or Peterson of flickers.

7. Both the male and female Northern flickers work together to care for their baby birds. They take turns keeping the eggs warm. They both feed the baby birds.

8. They drill holes into trees, barns, and other wood with their long beak. That is why they are from the woodpecker family because they love to peck holes into wood searching for food or a place to nest.


 

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Get your free Northern flicker printable worksheet here:

 Northern flicker worksheet


 

Visit my printables section for a wide selection of worksheets and coloring sheets!

 

 

 


Books about Woodpeckers, Northern flickers:

1. Woodpecker Wham! by April Pulley Sayre

2. About Woodpeckers: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill

3. 19 Species of Woodpecker Picture Book by Simeon Toluwase

4. Woodpecker Fun Facts by Michelle Hawkins

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.



Short story alert:

Once upon a time there were three Northern flickers perching on a tree. The baby flicker was going to practice learning how to fly. Yes, today was the big day! The parent flicker kept nudging the baby flicker further and further down the tree branch. The baby flicker reached the end of the branch and the parent flicker nudged once more. The baby flicker dropped to the ground and quietly stood there looking all around. The baby flicker would run back and forth with its wings spread. It would take off running and try to flap its wings and lift up off the ground. The parent birds stayed near by watching the whole time as their baby learned to fly! It took awhile but the hard working baby Northern flicker learned how to fly!! THE END.


 

Thank you for reading my post!! “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”-Dalai Lama

 

 

I have made a variety of printables for you. Check them out! They are free. I have some awesome coloring pages and worksheets that you can print out! 4th of July printables now available.

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/printables.html

Join my Joey Saves The Day group on Facebook for giveaways, learning, and fun

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Follow me on Instagram

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http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/blog-page_16.html

If you are an author and would like to feature your book on my website, please check out my feature book section here:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/book-of-day.html

Subscribe to my YouTube channel

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Hi!! I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I love reading and writing. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the story is super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books!

 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

5. Santa's Rainbow Reindeer

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Facts about Mississippi

Hello, I hope you are doing well today! 

Are you ready to learn some cool facts?

Have you ever been to Mississippi before? Do you live there? Whichever it may be, you can discover some cool facts about Mississippi here! Joey and Jinger absolutely love to learn cool facts about all of the different states in the United States. They would like me to share some of those cool facts with you! Every Thursday I will be posting cool facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted facts about Minnesota. This week we are posting cool facts about Mississippi. The countdown is on only 26 more states to blog about! Yippie!

Did you know that Mississippi was the twentieth (20th) state to join the union? Yeah, that is correct! Mississippi officially joined the union on December 10, 1817! Mississippi is located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi is bordered by four (4) states: Louisiana, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Mississippi also borders the Gulf of Mexico. Mississippi is the thirty-second (32nd) largest state in the United States. Mississippi is one of the medium sized states. There are about 2,949,965 people that reside in Mississippi.


Mississippi famous person alert:

Did you know that Henry Sampson was born in Jackson, Mississippi? Henry Sampson was a famous engineer, book author, film historian, and inventor. He invented the gamma-electric cell.


 

Tell us about a famous person that lives in your state?


 

Facts about Mississippi:

1. A few things Mississippi is known for are: The Mississippi River, Blues music, and the birth state of Elvis Presley. A few of the nicknames for the state of Mississippi are: the Magnolia State, the Bayou State, and the Eagle State. The Mississippi state motto is Virtute et Armis. The motto is a Latin phrase which means by virtue and arms or by valor and arms. The Mississippi state motto was adopted in 1894. The abbreviation for Mississippi is MS.

2. The capital of Mississippi is Jackson. Jackson officially became the capital of Mississippi sometime in 1821. Jackson is a city in Mississippi that was named after Andrew Jackson who was the seventh (7th) president of the United States. Jackson has an estimated population of about 163,778 people.

3. The state bird of Mississippi is the Northern mockingbird. The Northern mockingbird was chosen as the state bird for Mississippi on February 23, 1944. The Northern mockingbird is a songbird. The Northern mockingbird has colors of gray, brown, black and white on it.

4. The Mississippi official state flower is the Magnolia. The Magnolia is a perennial flowering tree/shrub that can be found growing throughout the state of Mississippi. The Magnolia starts to bloom in the months of March and April. The Magnolia is a very beautiful tree flower. The Mississippi Magnolia became Mississippi’s official state flower on February 26, 1952, but was adopted on April 1, 1938.

5. Mississippi’s first flag was in 1861. Mississippi’s current state flag was officially adopted in 2020. Mississippi’s state flag has a red, orange, and blue background and it features a white magnolia surrounded by the words In God We Trust and 21 stars.

6. Some crops that are grown in Mississippi are: corn, barley, soy beans, sugar beets, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit while in Mississippi are: the Davis Bayous Area Gulf Islands National Seashore located in Ocean Springs, MS., the Mississippi Petrified Forest located in Madison County, MS., and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science located in Jackson, MS.

8. Some animals that live in Mississippi are: bald eagles, beavers, black bears, coyotes, ground hogs, racoons, and white-tailed deer.

9. Mississippi can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Mississippi was 115 degrees Fahrenheit in Holly Springs, Mississippi on July 29, 1930. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Mississippi was -19 degrees (19 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Corinth, Mississippi on January 30, 1966

 

 

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Get your free printable Mississippi worksheet here:

 Mississippi worksheet


Visit my printables section for a wide selection of worksheets and coloring sheets!

 

 

Books about Mississippi:

1. Mississippi by Jennifer Zeiger

2. The Mighty Mississippi by Marion Dane Bauer

3. Where Is the Mississippi River? by Dina Anastasio

4. Mississippi Interactive Notebook by Carole Marsh

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

 

Tune in next week to learn some really cool facts about Missouri! Thank you for reading my post!! “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”-Dalai Lama

 

 

I have made a variety of printables for you. Check them out! They are free. I have some awesome coloring pages and worksheets that you can print out! 4th of July printables now available.

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/printables.html

Join my Joey Saves The Day group on Facebook for giveaways, learning, and fun

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Follow me on Instagram

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Like and follow my author page

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Take a look at my cute and adorable children’s books that I have written here:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/blog-page_16.html

If you are an author and would like to feature your book on my website, please check out my feature book section here:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/book-of-day.html

Subscribe to my YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1bduPttfxAukXAep6Bxisw

 

Hi!! I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I love reading and writing. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the story is super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books!

 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

5. Santa's Rainbow Reindeer

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Free Printables

To all the teachers and homeschool parents/caretakers out there, did you know that I have a big variety of free printables for you to print? I have coloring sheets and worksheets. I have a wide selection of topics such as math, states, alphabetical order, holidays, animals, and many others. I am a homeschool mom of two and I make all of the printables myself. My daughter does most of the artwork for the printables. If you see something you like go ahead and print it out! 

If you would like a worksheet that isn't on my printables page just ask and if we are able we will make it for you. 

I also have a printable memory card game and ABC flashcards all of which are free to print! Help yourself to whatever you'd like and please share my page with others. 



You can go here to check them out and download your free printables: Click here



Here are some examples of the worksheets you will find by clicking the link to my printables page: 







Thank you for reading my post!! “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”-Dalai Lama

 

 


Join my Joey Saves The Day group on Facebook for giveaways, learning, and fun

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Follow me on Instagram

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Like and follow my author page

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Take a look at my cute and adorable children’s books that I have written here:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/blog-page_16.html

If you are an author and would like to feature your book on my website, please check out my feature book section here:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/book-of-day.html

Subscribe to my YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1bduPttfxAukXAep6Bxisw

 

Hi!! I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I love reading and writing. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the story is super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books!

 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

5. Santa's Rainbow Reindeer


Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Facts about Goats

Happy day to you!! 

Are you ready to learn?

Who loves goats? Maybe you have a pet goat? Maybe you live on a farm where there are goats? Which ever it may be you can learn some cool goat facts here. Did you know that goats are capable of learning their name and will come to you when called? Goat are very intelligent animals. They are also very clean animals.

 

What is your favorite kind of animal?

 

Facts about goats:

1. There are about 200 types/breeds of goats. Here is a list of some of the goats:

·         Alpine

·         Angora

·         Boer

·         Damascus

·         Fainting

·         La Mancha

·         Nubian

·         Pygmy

·         Sable

·         Spanish

2. Goats come in all shapes and sizes but the Pygmy goat is one of the smallest breeds of goat. Pygmy goats can get up to twenty-three (23) inches tall and weigh up to seventy (70) pounds or more.

3. Boer goats are one of the largest breeds of goats.  Boer goats can get up to three (3) feet tall and weigh up to two-hundred and fifty (250) pounds or more.

4. Goats are herbivores. Herbivores only eat vegetation. Goats eat grass, hay, tree leaves, weeds, and other plants.

5. Goats come in a variety of colors such as different shades of black, brown, gray, red, and white. They can have stripes or be spotted or they can be one solid color.

6. A group of goats are referred to as a herd, tribe, or trip. A female goat is called a nanny goat or a doe. A male goat is called a buck or billy goat. Baby goats are called kids.

7. Angora goats grow a wool/hair/fur that is called mohair.  Mohair is used to make fabrics, yarn, and sweaters.

8. Goats can live on average up to 18 years old. McGinty was the oldest goat ever. She lived to be 22 years and five months old.

9. If you live in Maryland or plan to visit in the future you can stop by Kinder Farm Park located in Severna Park, Maryland, and see goats and other farm animals. Here is the link to their website: Kinder Farm Park

 


Share a fact about goats with us?



 





Get your free printable Goat worksheet here:

 Goat worksheet ABC order


 

 

Books about goats:

1. Let's Count Goats! by Mem Fox

2. Raising Goats: A Beginner's Guide to a Healthy Herd by Daniel A. Hart

3. G is for Goat by Patricia Polacco

4. Your Goats: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing by Gail Damerow

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.


Short Story Alert:

There was a goat named Mars who loved to watch over his family. Everyday he would stand guard over them. He loved his family and would do whatever it took to keep them safe. Mars the goat would get all his children together and they would listen to the stories of when he was younger. They would all sit and listen very closely because they did not want to miss one single word. You see Mars the goat was a very good story teller and all his children loved listening to their father's stories. They learned a lot from the wise words of their father and all his stories. The end! 





 

 

Thank you for reading my post!! “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.”-Dr. Suess

 

 

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Hi!! I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. All four of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the story is super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books!

 

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