Spring Delayed! Pobbles Worried…

The Pobbles are still sweeping snow from the Pobble Path!

The Pobbles are still sweeping snow from the Pobble Path!

The Pobbles are cold! Normally when March arrives the Pobbles are planning their gardens and are beginning to get excited about enjoying other outdoor activities. This year on the first day of March the Pobbles are busy sweeping more snow off of the Pobble Path!

“How long will this winter last?!” a frustrated Percy Pobble finally shouts! He loves winter, but at some point you can get too much of a good thing.

Mr. Pobble Topper overhears Percy and smiles. “Percy, we can’t change the weather so we will just have to make the best of it.” Percy doesn’t look convinced so Mr. Pobble Topper continues. “Remember last year when the weather was so dry and the river that runs along our path almost went completely dry? All of this snow is just what we need to make sure we have plenty of water for our garden this year.” Percy had not thought about that. “It was awfully dry last year. Our tomatoes were small and I love a big juicy tomato. If all of this snow means I can have a delicious tomato on my sandwiches this summer then I guess it isn’t so bad.”

Mr. Pobble Topper said, “That’s right! Think of the big red tomatoes, the sweet strawberries, the juicy corn on the cob, and all of the other wonderful food we will grow. Thanks to the all of the water this snow will give us later this year we are sure to have a bountiful garden!” Percy still wasn’t happy it was so cold, but at least now he understood how all of this snow would help the Pobbles, and after all it’s March so he is sure the cold weather won’t last too much longer.

Has it been cold this year where you live? Here is a news article about a city in Wisconsin, USA where it has been so cold they have broken records. We are sure they are looking forward to Spring! Records Broken Across North America!

Percy Goes Shopping At The Apple Store

Percy likes to go shopping.  This weekend he decided to look at new computers. He doesn’t know too much about computers but he thought this one was pretty. He has a friend named Mac and he thinks it is funny that the computer’s name is Mac too! It also happened to be the Mac computer’s 30th birthday. Percy was glad to be at the store for the special day. He had his picture taken with the Mac computer to show Mac, his friend. He is sure his friend will think that is a funny joke.

Percy with MacPro

When Percy was looking at the computers something bright caught his eye. “Ooh, look at the pretty colors!” he squealed. They reminded him of party balloons for the celebration. Can you name the different colors? Do you see Percy in the picture? Which color is he standing on?

Percy with colorful covers

 Happy 30th Birthday Mac!

When is your next birthday? How old will you be?

Feeding Birds

A few of the Pobbles  were walking down the Pobble Path today and they saw a little boy feeding birds with his Aunt. Pobbles are always watching out for people doing good things. They love to tell stories and the best stories always have a happy ending just like this one. They could not wait to get back and share this story with their friends. It is very cold today and the birds will be so happy to have some food to help keep them warm.

Do you feed birds? You can with help from an adult just like the little boy the Pobbles saw today. Birds like seeds, peanuts, cracked corn, and suet. Suet is fat and gives some birds a lot of energy in the cold winter.

You and your parents can visit the Humane Society by clicking here to get more information on the best way to feed birds.

One of the Pobbles was so happy to see the little boy taking care of his bird friends that he went home and painted this picture, and he made sure to put himself in the picture. Do you see the Pobble?

Feeding Birds

You can color your own picture of Percy Pobble feeding his bird friends. Can you count how many birds Percy Pobble is feeding? Click on the image below to print your coloring sheet!

Feeding Birds Color Sheet

Copyright CM Dixon Jan 2014