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We were away from home for a week, so we haven't spent much time in creative pursuits. I did write a poem—about as creative as I've been in the last little bit—but that's hard to show in a photograph, don't you think? I brought Julia's shawl with me to my... Continue reading
Posted 3 minutes ago at four wild blueberries
A truly phenomenal man died last Monday morning. He was kind and generous, with a huge heart. He had a quick wit and a wry sense of humor: at his prime, he could be pee-your-pants funny; at his most poignant, his words could move you to tears. He struggled for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at four wild blueberries
That Peter Pan hat is fantastic! It would be perfect for my son's Peter Pan birthday party... :) xo
I *love* Kelly's Kindergarten curriculum - we've used it last year for my daughter's first K year and are using it this year with my son - and I'm looking forward to seeing her First Grade. (It would be awesome to win it! Thanks for the chance...) xo
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Lovely, as usual, Amanda. Our big garden news this week is that the garlic is harvested, and the tomatoes are abundant: http://www.fourwildblueberries.com/fourwildblueberries/2014/08/garden-journal-080714.html
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2014 on in the garden :: August 7 at SouleMama
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I suppose the most exciting thing happening in our garden in the last two weeks is the garlic harvest. The tomatoes and blackberries are ripening in abundance—each day there is more to harvest and eat—but there is something particularly satisfying, I think, about harvesting all of something at once, seeing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at four wild blueberries
:: ants Every classroom needs an ant farm, don't you think? We started ours on Friday; watching them work, we're finding, is both entertaining and educational. (The ant farm is from here and the ants from here. The dirt is from our backyard.) :: ABCs We're having our first "review"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at four wild blueberries
:: whole wheat crescent rolls Because they look like the letter C. Julia thought they might taste good if we sprinkled them with cinnamon before baking them. (She was right.) :: pasta salad Perfect to take along for an outdoor movie on the waterfront: Heather's wonderful Caprese Pasta Salad, which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at four wild blueberries
Oh, honey - I'm so sorry to hear your mom was hurt, and so glad that she is recovering. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts and sending healing energy your mom's way. Much love to you. xoxo
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2014 on ::just words today:: at Gypsy Forest
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Oh my - sounds like you have your hands full! So much fun, though, isn’t it? I hear it is great being the grandma because you get to have all sorts of fun with them & then give them back when you’re done! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2014 on garden weekend at four wild blueberries
We got a lot of that on Saturday - one woman who bought it said she couldn’t drink it (I’m guessing maybe she was diabetic?) but she bought a cup anyway because she thought it was great that they were selling it. Julia has been obsessed with the school bus for ages - I think maybe because George’s sister is a bus driver, so her cousin Luciano gets to ride with his mother sometimes? When she used to say she wanted to go to school, that was always the reason: so she could ride the school bus. :)
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2014 on garden weekend at four wild blueberries
Highlights from Garden Walk weekend... :: The weekend began early on Saturday with a trip to the co-op for last-minute lemonade stand supplies, and to the Farmers Market for a flat of blueberries and a jug of maple syrup. (We were undecided on the lemonade stand until we woke up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at four wild blueberries
Oh, what a fantastic giveaway - thanks so much for the chance! xo
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2014 on SouleMama Sponsor ~ Imagine Childhood at SouleMama
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We went for a walk, one afternoon last week, to find a tree in our neighborhood that will be our friend for the coming year. We plan to visit it every so often—although, in truth, we walk past it nearly every day—to see how it changes as the year passes.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at four wild blueberries
Very much looking forward to reading more about your homeschooling. My two are still very small but I hope we will homeschool through high school - and you're right that there is not much out there written beyond the elementary years. (I confess that I have a few of your earlier posts bookmarked for future reference!) xo
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on The State of Things at beauty that moves
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I'm despairing, a bit, of our garden this week. I certainly have garden envy now, looking at yours! http://www.fourwildblueberries.com/fourwildblueberries/2014/07/garden-journal-072414.html
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on in the garden :: July 24 at SouleMama
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I've been just terrible this year, all summer long, about the weeds. It's a pattern, really; I begin every spring with the best of intentions and an excess of enthusiasm, then we go away for a week just as the growing season is starting to pick up, and I never... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at four wild blueberries
:: concerts and other imaginative pursuits They couldn't agree, when telling me about it, whether this was a concert or a movie. In the end they agreed it may have been both a concert and a movie. :: the beginnings of a harvest I picked three cherry tomatoes from our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at four wild blueberries
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We are schooling year-round so that we can take time off whenever we want/need to. I gave Julia the choice of starting now or waiting until September and then continuing K through next summer, and she wanted to start now. So here we are. :)
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2014 on the first week at four wild blueberries
I have to admit that I was a little bit afraid Julia had built school up so much in her mind that the reality of it couldn't possibly live up to her expectations, and that she'd be terribly disappointed when we got started. But on Friday when I asked her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at four wild blueberries
When I was a child, we always had a special breakfast (cinnamon rolls, in our house) before my mother sent us off for the first day of school. There's no reason that tradition shouldn't continue—is there?—just because our children don't actually go anywhere for school. So Julia chose muffins as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at four wild blueberries
Look at all those green beans! We have had only a handful here, and I think we planted a lot this year...but not in the best spot for them, I think. Last year we had so many already, from fewer plants. Oh well...live and learn... I need to try steaming my eggs; I keep reading about it & everyone seems to be in love. Maybe I'll give it a try this week. My garden notes are here: http://www.fourwildblueberries.com/fourwildblueberries/2014/07/garden-journal-071514.html xo
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2014 on in the garden :: July 17 at SouleMama
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