Monday, November 30, 2015

A month in review - November

This month we:
  • Got to see a giant white tiger
  • Cyan and I walked 11 miles with our dogs
  • received a pair of snake skin in the mail (and I touched it!)
  • looked at sand under a microscope
  • took walks in the falling leaves
  • the first frost finally took out the last of our garden
  • but not before we got a last batch of peppers and 1/2 ripe tomatoes
  • bought 4 more hens (making 13 total)
  • Luke got very sick so we read most of Milne
  • Figured out we could live in blanket scarves
  • visited the fish hatchery

November is over and Advent is almost here!


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Glow-in-the-dark books and making a indoor campfire craft

This sweet and safe indoor campfire is a craft I used in my homeschool co-op for my preschoolers and kindergarteners this week and it was a huge hit!  We sat around a circle while I read books that glow-in-the-dark, told camp stories and drank cocoa that I smuggled in.  It was wonderful!

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This craft (which is incredibly simple) could be used for any number of winter studies…  to read books by on the winter solstice, to give some weight to a fun, nocturnal animal study, or like I did – to talk about the upcoming time change with little ones.  A fun and SAFE idea that they will remember for a long, long time.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Elderberry Licorice Cough Syrup

October is a hard month in our household.  It seems as soon as we start school we pass one thing or another through the house like wildfire.  I have been sick now for 3 weeks straight.  Nothing terribly serious…. just a cold, and then a mild flu, and then a cough and cold mix that has hung on like an angry wolverine….  I generally just wait these things out, but sleep is essential for healing bodies, and when our sleep is interrupted by a cough, I have to do something.  That is where this recipe came in.

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Elderberries are a perfect immune system booster.  Filled with tons of Vitamin C** these little purple-black beauties are an amazing.  Mixed with licorice root, which helps with sore throat and coughing, this is the super food syrup which is sure to speed up the recovery process and help you sleep… at least it did us!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Month in review – October

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This month we -
  • Picked pumpkins
  • carved pumpkins
  • dipped leaves in beeswax
  • ALL of our hens started laying!
  • Created an office
  • Participated I a fish seine – (drag net catch)
  • Made leaf roses
  • made and sent our nature pal exchange box
  • Took a couple amazing walks!
  • The rains came
  • whittling chip for Logan
  • Vet tech shadow for Cyan
  • First playdate without siblings for Luke
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It’s getting darker, but we have many wonderful things planned for Novemeber!
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