Author Archives: Adrian

Rufus and Friends

I have been growing garlic and onion in the house so that when it gets warmer I can replant them. The onion’s name is Rufus. The garlic on the far left is Gargon, on the near right of him is Wevil and Mite. The leaf on the right is Betle

Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

Today I made caramel popcorn with pretzels and M&Ms. Here is the link to the recipe. This is the first time I made caramel corn by myself.

Using a little more then a 1/4 cup of unpopped kernals and popping it makes just about 8 cups popped popcorn. It was good, but next time we make caramel corn we just want to make it with pretzels and M&Ms.


The other day I made a robot out of some KNEXs, a few household supplies, a two-color LED, and some electronics.

The KNEX motor turns the wheels making the robot move. Adjusting the switch on top of the robot makes the LED turn red or green. Later I may add a third option that makes the light mix the red and green light together to make yellow.

Butterfly Horror Movies

Starring The One & Only Bob The Butterfly and also Audrey McGuire In;

Coming Soon to Milkweed Theaters Near You

Starring: Bob the Butterfly & Audrey McGuire. Co-Starring: Bob the Caterpillar, Megan McGuire, Bob the Black Swallowtail, Joyce McGuire, Ophryocystis Eleckroscirrha, Andrea McGuire & Chalcid the Wasp. Produced By; McGuire TV. Director; Adrian McGuire.


For school I had to write a few limericks.

A lady once loved a great knight
And he had a dragon to fight
First the dragon did wheeze
Then he let off with a sneeze
Anyone want a crunchy knight?

There was a dragon and a knight
Add a princess and a big fight
A shield and a fire
Now things are most dire
Figure it out before tonight.

I once had this question most dire
Add a dragon and a sire
So I took a long walk
And I thought, and I thought
Was the knight tested by fire?

Then for a challenge I had to write a limerick that was not funny.

I fear this limerick is sad
Of nothing I have to be glad
I cry and I weep
Untill I fall asleep
Because I have been bad


For school I had to write a couple haiku’s

Winds howl outside the cave
Inside the cave's mouth
A dragon sleeps peacefully
The dark cave is bitter cold
The dragon chatters
And then creates a fire
A dog sniffs the autumn air
And then it howls
A dragon soars in the wind

A Poem and a Riddle

In the north hemisphere it is a constellation.
Then there is the devil also known as Satan.
A serpent that flies above the ground.
A person that’s fierce, where fire abounds
A plant known as the African Arum.
And also a species of palm.
A genus of insects, scientifically known as Libellula.
Now what is the title of this poem, give a explanation.


For school I am taking a writing class called Cover Story. My assignment was to write an acrostic or two. Acrostic poems are poems in which a letter from each line is arranged to make a word or phrase. After reading these, can you tell what book I am reading?

Diving through the ranks the fearful foe flew
Ringing swords clash at its armor
"Avenge the fallen" the army cries
Gold and silver scales shimmer in the torch light
Over the ranks the foe flies breathing fire
Nothing is spared 
Silver and golds he hides
Money he hordes
Outside his mountain he pillages
Great and small  

Vacation to Badlands National Park

In August we went to Badlands National Park. On the first day there we went to the visitor center and got our Junior Ranger books to complete to get a badge. We also asked if there was any bison* around. We were told they were not in the park but were slowly heading back there. We did see some bison later that week though.

The next day we hiked Saddle Pass Trail, Medicine Root Trail, and part of Castle Trail. We saw a bighorn sheep and some bugs. Then we took a break for the afternoon, but that evening we went on the Window Trail and the Door Trail.**

Later that week we went on the Notch Trail. It had a short walk through the prairie then a rope ladder. After that it was a narrow walk on a rock ledge and then ended over a look out. It was really pretty.**

*Bison are NOT buffalo. Buffalo are bovines in the genus Bubalina that live in Africa and southeast Asia. Bison are bovines in the genus Bison that live in Europe and North America.

** Click on a image to see all of it