It’s the 1980s all over again! Cabbage Patch mania with Aunt Skip.
Archive for September, 2013
Well, not the green tomatoes. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with those, but the tomato plants are pretty much done for the season. Jalapeños and green peppers are still coming in, though, so perhaps I should learn to make salsa verde.
A while ago (a long while ago…) Sam announced that she wanted to grow her hair long and donate it to Locks of Love. Two of her friends have done it and it sounded like a great idea at time (oh so long ago). We have regular battles about hair care now. Our solution of […]
Overnight, practically, our 10 broccoli plants have been mowed down. We suspect the cutworm. It’s a caterpillar that munches on tender young plants in such a way that makes them look beheaded. Sam and I are devastated. This morning we put cardboard collars around the three remaining plants who aren’t completed severed. This is supposed […]
Today was the final day of the Lakes, Ponds and Rivers class at the Green Adventure Project. The kids had two challenges today: 1) make a water filter out of ordinary household materials and filter dirty pond water, and 2) construct a dam in the stream. Sam’s favorite thing about the class was that the […]
Sam spent all afternoon working on a secret birthday present for Susie. Shhhhh….
Baby goats are unbelievably cute, kind of like puppies with hooves.
Because I’m crazy. Last year, after Sam’s mystery theme birthday party, I swore up and down that NEXT year we would do something simple–like go to the park. This year, we are going to the park (yay, follow-through!) but then Sam says, “I want us to play fun games… like tag and hide and seek.” […]
No Minotaurs were spotted, thankfully.
At first I thought, oh how cute, he’s going to hang onto the sunflower and gobble up the seeds. And then he snapped the whole flower head off and scurried away! I’m not going to feel so bad now when the neighborhood cats chase squirrels up our trees.
At homeschool park day this afternoon.
Sam whacks a flower with a hockey stick at a really fun, really ingenious Plants v. Zombies birthday party.
AC had a much-deserved day off today after having spent the past week or more working 12+ hour days. After Sam’s class at CHEC, we drove him out to Sherando Lake. If you look closely, you’ll see a dot that is AC swimming out to the island in the center of the lake. Before we […]