AHG Badge Help – Zoology #18

How does two ladies having tea in Boston in 1895 relate to a boy born in Haiti a little over 100 years before? All history is a web of seemingly unrelated events tied together in unexpected ways. Continue reading “AHG Badge Help – Zoology #18”


Red bird

With my overloaded summer schedule, I did not get as much knitting completed as I had hoped.  But when I received a call from my favorite organization asking for a basket of knit “critters”, I knew it was time to get busy.

This weeks knitting project is an adorable little bird designed by Rebecca Danger.  I loved that the body was knitted in the round.  Before attaching the knit wings and beak, I added a set of 6/0 beads for the eyes.

A copy of the free pattern can be downloaded here.

If you’re a bird be an early bird –
But if you’re a worm sleep late.
Shel Silverstein

Happy Knitting!


AHG Merit Badge Help – Our Feathered Friends #1

It’s Friday, so that means another badge help here at the Life of Momma B. Today I am looking at the Our Feathered Friends Merit Badge from the Science and Technology Frontier.

Spring is right around the corner, and all little girls love baby birds. Baby animals of any kind really.  Now is a great time to study Ornithology  (yes, that is my fifty cent word for the day).  The first requirement teaches the basic parts of a bird. 

To help you with this, I have drawn a basic diagram of a bird that can be labeled.  If you click on the picture below you can download a pdf worksheet for your Tenderheart to use.  And I did include an answer sheet.  The worksheet also includes basic definitions for all of the parts of the bird needed to complete requirement #1. 

If you are trying to complete this badge, I have also posted these requirements:

NOTE: The requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.