Archive for May, 2013

31 May 2013 Reading Rabbits

Friday, May 31st, 2013

At the end of a really fun playdate, Sam and a friend read the Velveteen Rabbit out loud to each other. They passed the book back and forth between them, each reading a page or two at a time. So cute.

30 May 2013 Soccer Geography

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Coach West shows the kids flags of countries where soccer, aka football, aka futbol, is popular.

29 May 2013 Hanging Garden Update

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The seeds sprouted! Radishes, kale, lettuce, beets and who knows what else Sam planted in there. She snipped off little bits of the carpet this evening to sprinkle on our dinner. I was mightily impressed by the speed of germination. We may have to keep this micro-greens thing going.

28 May 2013 Pottery at Parkday

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

A lot of folks came to our homeschooler park day on Tuesday and most of the kids headed for the cicada-humming woods just next to the playground. A group of them emerged at one point with quite the archaeological find: broken pottery pieces! (And by pottery I mean a smashed plate or bowl of some […]

27 May 2013 Pink Rider Has a New Rider

Monday, May 27th, 2013

We sold Sam’s first pedal bike–Pink Rider–today to one of her friends who just turned 5 and is ready for pedals. AC and I feel both wistful and happy about that. Sam learned to ride that bike on the Brighton seafront, with Molly Bear stashed inside that little pink handle bar bag. But we are […]

26 May 2013 Tree Box

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Using wood they pulled from their latest dumpster diving mission, AC and Sam made a container box for 6 of her rescued baby maple trees. 6. The total count of repotted saplings rescued from our yard and our neighbor’s yard is now 75. *Note that I have not supplied a photo of what our front […]

25 May 2013 The Maple Tree Nursery

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

On Friday I was weeding the garden and pulling out maple tree seedlings left and right when Sam and Susie decided to rescue them and start their own nursery. They enlisted the help of the boys, used every container they could find and repotted the seedlings. Today they continued their work, rescuing a volunteer melon […]

24 May 2013 Ladybugs at the Art Showing

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Today was the final session of Sam’s class in drawing and painting medicinal herbs and insects at CHEC (Community Homeschool Enrichment Center). It was quite impressive to stroll past walls of ladybugs, katydids, ants, dandelions, plantain and other plants I’d never heard of before. In fact all spring Sam has been pointing out various plants […]

23 May 2013 Hanging Gardens

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Really cool Hanging Gardens of Babylon Project at The Story of the World Club today. The kids planted micro greens in their gardens (arugula, lettuce, beets, mustard, basil…) I will be interested to see what sprouts in Sam’s garden.

22 May 2013 Nook!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

When it comes to raffles, I never win. Except for today! When I dropped Sam off for her gymnastics class at The Little Gym this afternoon, her lovely teacher, Miss Sarah, beamed at me and handed me a brand new Nook. “You won!” I was stunned, not only because I had completely forgotten about the […]

21 May 2013 Dinner from the Garden

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The lettuce and kale are finally ready.

20 May 2013 Gardening School

Monday, May 20th, 2013

The bear family came to gardening school today– we transplanted jalapeno seedlings into bigger pots. Earlier the bears completed warrior training. Priorities, you know.

19 May 2013 Misty Morning

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

We woke up inside a cloud this morning.

18 May 2013 Green

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

It’s as green as Ireland or Scotland in the spring–and it should be given how much rain has fallen this weekend–we took advantage of a brief dryish spell to hike up the ridge to the Horse Knob Trail.

17 May 2013 Weekend at the Shack

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Our arrival at the Shack Friday night (around 10pm) included fallen trees, an impassible road, torrents of rain, thunder, lightening, and AC buzzing our way through with his new chainsaw (thank you, Grand-mère!). We made it to the Shack itself shortly before midnight. (Sam: “It’s FUN staying up past midnight.”) The only casualty of our […]

16 May 2013 Signs of a Successful Science Class

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Muddy feet and legs. The kids in the Green Adventure Project explored the creek today. Sam was over the moon because she got to hold a salamander.

15 May 2013 Man in the Garden

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

After trying out his new chain saw, AC steps into the garden to check out the tomatoes we planted.

14 May 2013 Big Meadow at Boxerwood Gardens

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

You need a big chair for a big meadow.

13 May 2013 Watering the Bird

Monday, May 13th, 2013

I swear the bird looked bigger today already.

12 May 2013 Are You My Mother?

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Sam’s friend Timmy found a baby bird in his backyard today.