This week we crafted terrariums together with our homeschool group. The kids shopped for plants initially, then overrode that idea in favor of other things. Wilder chose a remote island beach, driftwood and seashells, complete with a lost message in a bottle. Rosetta’s beach featured colorful, poured sand, along with a concrete toad who’s laying her eggs. All turned out nicely + we’re enjoying them at home now.
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October 15 – Weekly Photos
Science this week focused on Grenade, the tomato hornworm we found in the garden. He was already three inches long at discovery and is now, a week later, five-and-a-half inches. He’s named after the shape of his poop, which he can really use to fill a jar every day. We’re hoping he cocoons soon as we’re running out of garden-fresh tomato plant leaves for him to eat.
October 8 – Weekly Photos
It’s fall + we all seem to have more energy for projects. Things started this week: wooden model, Wilder’s costume, Rosetta’s baby plant propegation, kombucha flavoring tests, + Rosetta’s calico critters Halloween remodel.
September 30 – Weekly Photos
Last camping trip of the year, sniff. We headed off to Stagecoach State Park in Oak Creek with a set of grandparents in their RV. It was glorious weather, 70s by day, 30s by night. I love when you need the fire to survive. It feels more primal, even tho we had a camper to retire to in desperate times. We explored, and made mud, and fished, and wandered through so many ecosystems.
June 20 – Weekly Photos
We managed to avoid the afternoon thunderstorms that plagued us last year, and spent 8-9 hours outside every day. Coming home after that to iPads and video games feels like a letdown to me. The kids are super excited for online play, where I’m ready to move to the woods!
May 30 – 2 Weeks’ of Photos
In the span of two weeks, we’ve managed a camping trip with zero camping, three days without power, a Great Wolf overnight and some Covid. Life is weird.
May 14 – Weekly Photos
Last week felt like the longest one in a while. George got promoted, so we started out with a small celebration. More fun than stressful, plus the house was cleaned early!
October 31 – Weekly Tracking + Photos
World’s fattest toad + goat-feeding this week, alongside plenty of making time at home = some pretty happy, well-adjusted kids. Now for Halloween….
October 23 – Weekly Tracking + Photos
We did some silly things in the wind – shooting archery! fly fishing! making mobiles! – and wished we hadn’t. Even if I’m not quite ready for them, our indoor activities felt less frustrating.