One thing Papa Frog and I have decided is important for our little Froglets to learn are survival skills and bushcraft skills. Quite simply, we live close enough to the national forest land that spending time in the woods is quite an important part of life. Rural Maine is condusiive to hunting, fishing, foraging and before it is all said and done, we want our Froglets to be able to survive off the land here, build a shelter if need be. Partly these skills are an important part of Papa Frogs’s heritage that he wants passed onto his tadpoles, and partly we just feel it is important. One of those skills is archery. In two months, Papa Frog will be taking Lizard Breath in for her hunter’s safety certification and he has been doing archery practice with the Froglets as weather permits (note the complete absence of greenery). He made them some small practice bows to get used to shooting, and is working with them on proper form and aiming. We are also working with them on safety- ie don’t nock your arrow until there is no one in front of you.
What life skills do you think are important to pass on to your own Froglets?