After that the group returned to the pavilion, where Mike gave the children their own tree “cooky” so they could count the rings themselves. It’s definitely harder to do as the wood ages!
Mike outdid himself, as usual. His lesson meshed perfectly with our studies and provided hands-on experience that we couldn’t give our children. They were fascinated with the tools of his trade and excited to share about the new things that they’ve learned. Thanks, Mike!