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Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 5 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 4 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 3 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, Infant (b. 2012)
What We’re Reading
Preface to Bonhoeffer: The Man and Two of His Shorter Writings by John Godsey
- includes two short essays by Bonhoeffer
Eddie's Green Thumb by Carolyn Haywood
- the story of a boy's first garden and F's first independently read 'chapter book'
Annie Pat and Eddie by Carolyn Haywood
- Eddie's adventures continue on vacation at the seashore.
- Grab My Button Code!
TopicsAdvent Challenge chicken bones christian calendar Collects conversations with F conversations with Su cooking cooking with preschoolers Creating daily devotions Downloads Elementary Education F Feasts free play Gardening Heritage of Faith homeschool convention homeschooling housekeeping J jobs Lectionary Bookmark Life lifelong learning math readiness Multitudes on Monday organizing Praying the Psalms preschool education preschoolers Reflections Religious musings routine school readiness Science shedule spiritual formation stretching your food dollars Su teaching moments thanks training preschoolers W
Category Archives: Gardening
We played hooky a bunch this week. The weather finally got warm enough to be really nice (and then in typical Virginia fashion got hot and humid!). The children played and played. We went to a church softball game, had … Continue reading
There was some other work that needed to be done too, so out we went. I had moved several loads of compost into the pea bed earlier in the week, so planting the peas went fairly quickly. This was a … Continue reading
Right about this time of year, I am ready to start planting things. Generally the weather tantalizes me with a few nice days and then returns to winter grey and cold. When that happened this year I decided to do … Continue reading
The past several days have been pretty and warmish. Warm enough to tempt us all outside, even Jack got to play on the porch in the sun! I’ve adjusted the schedule to make room-time later by two hours which gives … Continue reading
Supposedly the groundhog didn’t see his shadow on Saturday and we are due for an early spring! I sure hope so, as at least one child has been sick every week since Christmas and that is starting to get a … Continue reading
So I’ve mentioned several times in the past few months that the giant privet tree in the backyard shades my garden too much. Today F decided to do something about it. This is what happens when you let the children … Continue reading
The garden bed in front of the house faces south and tends to be hot and dry. This year I decided to plant it with tall, heat tolerant things and installed a soaker hose. My hope was that enough plants … Continue reading
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man … Continue reading
I walked out to the front garden this morning and found this: As long as I had the camera out I took a few pictures of the front garden. I expect things to really be blooming in a week or … Continue reading