We got to dig potatoes today in our friend’s garden. I think Sam and I will try to raise our own crop next year.
Archive for November, 2014
Just at Susie’s across the street, but still– a milestone!
We had two cats lodge in the basement last night. Patches enjoyed AC’s shop.
While it snows (yes!) outside.
The two sugar pumpkins we roasted on Saturday continue to give and give. Pumpkin pancakes on Sunday and tonight I turned the rest of it into pumpkin soup.
AC and Grand-mère share a celebratory margherita after AC’s soccer team won their division championship game this afternoon.
Sam and I baked a pumpkin pie today after roasting the homegrown sugar pumpkins our friend Connie gave us. The roasting went fine, and the filling looks yummy, but as for the crust… let’s just say I have a whole lot of appreciation for pastry chefs. And Sarah Lee. We’ll see what our guinea pigs […]
Sam’s “Cultured Cultures” class ended today at CHEC. It was essentially a cooking class, where the kids learned to make fermented vegetables such as cabbage, ginger, pickles, and beets. They also made a class cookbook and packaged samples that they’ll sell at the CHEC Winter Festival in a couple of weeks. Sam came home with […]
Sam is having some second thoughts about cutting her hair for Locks of Love. I think it’s long enough but she does not agree…
I “graduated” from Physical Therapy today and received this lovely hot/cold pack as a parting gift. The graduation is dubious, as I may need to return post-surgery. Plus, it occurs to me that I have pre-surgery homework to complete pre-operation (calf and foot exercises), so really it was no graduation at all, but a summer […]
The Tadpole and Bullfrog classes at Green Adventure Project play a game of “Flinch or Catch” with teacher Ben from the UK.
AC and Sam have been doing physics projects and experiments at night. This evening they learned about incline planes and wedges. AC had Sam hammer three different nails: one standard, one blunt, and one chiseled. The idea was to see which one took the most work to drive in and pull out. As expected, the […]
Sam, Grand-mère and I caught a ride with John and Jane to Richmond from our Newport New family gathering. AC had traveled separately the night before so he could play with his soccer team in the semi-finals this morning, and we left my car at Grand-mère’s condo overnight. Good news: AC’s team won and advances […]
A guide taught Sam how to make rope at the Indian Village at the Jamestown Settlement. We had a fabulous afternoon learning about the Powhatans and the Jamestown settlers, and touring replicas of the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery.
Sam and I turn to making our own teas. It’s not a shoppe, really, but if we did have one, I’m confident we would spell it with an “e” on the end.
As part of our unit on the fall of Rome and the division of the Roman empire into east and west, we played Barbarian tag. The Goths, the Visigoths, and the Ostrogoths eventually “turned” nearly everyone 🙂
Likely the last warm day of the month.
Oh, Trader Joe’s, you bake a mean croissant.