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Camping Fun With Buddy T H i friends! Summer is here and I’m ready to go camping with my family. When I camp, I love to play fun games, eat fun-to-make food and go exploring. Even if you don’t camp, these are all things you can do with your family in your own backyard any time. So have fun! Scavenger Hunt! This game is fun for everyone. Take this list and give everyone 30 minutes to see who finds the most! The only rule is if it’s a plant, you can only describe where you saw it or take a photo — we want to leave nature the way we found it. Try to find a: • feather • red leaf • yellow leaf • moss • pinecone • frog • flying insect • animal tracks • flower • worm • squirrel or rabbit Buddy’s Burrito S’Mores To make these, you will need: Chocolate chips Miniature marshmallows Flour tortillas Aluminum foil Parental supervision For each s’more, spoon two tablespoons of chocolate chips and 12 miniature marshmallows into the center of the flour tortilla. Roll the tortilla up, wrap it in foil and set it on the campfire coals for about 4 minutes or on a hot grill for about 8 minutes, turning over about halfway through cooking time. Use tongs to flip and remove from heat. When foil is cool enough to handle, fold foil down on one end. Be sure the filling is cool enough to eat before taking a big bite. Enjoy! 42 How to make a simple compass To make this, you will need: • A needle or some other wire-like piece of steel (such as a straightened paper clip, for example) • Something that floats, such as the bottom of a foam coffee cup or the cap from a milk jug • A pie plate, 9 to 12 inches in diameter with about an inch of water in it First, you must turn the needle into a magnet. The easiest way to do this is with another magnet — rub a magnet along the needle 20 to 25 times. (The magnet on a can opener works well for this.) Place your float (the foam or milk lid) in the middle of the water. Center your magnetized needle on the float. It very slowly will point toward north! Online camping lantern project Make your own lantern from a plastic peanut butter jar at (Get Dad or Mom to help.) ry your hand at my monthly word watch. It’s easy. I’ll list three words for you to find. Read the stories in Rural Missouri and look for the words. When you find them, send me a note telling me the stories where you found the words, what each word means as it’s used in the story and your age. If you get all the words right, your name goes into a drawing to win one of our Buddy Bear drawstring backpacks! We’ll pick up to five winners each month. Send your answers to: Buddy Bear’s Word Watch P. O. Box 1645 Jefferson City, MO 65102 Entries must be received by June 13. Kids, please wait a month before re-entering — and parents, this is only for kids up to age 15. Entries must be written by the youth, please. Can you find this month’s words? accolades, hinterland and nuptials Congratulations to last month’s Word Watch winners: Kylie Brunkhorst, Gaby Romandia, Carly Egan and Lindsey Tabor Want to camp but afraid of the dark? Use a couple of glow sticks for a soft, glowing night light! WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP http://WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - June 2013

Rural Missouri - June 2013
Table of Contents
Back to the land
Full steam ahead
Out of the Way Eats
Where shall I thee wed?
Missouri Snapshots contest
Hearth and Home
Missouri’s forgotten war
Plant during summer’s sizzle
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - June 2013