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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! :)
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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 2 hours ago 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 9 hours ago at four wild blueberries
Oh, what a fantastic giveaway - thanks so much for the chance! xo
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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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago at four wild blueberries
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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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 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: xo
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2014 on in the garden :: July 17 at SouleMama
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:: snacking + "reading" This is a common sight around our house these days: one (or both) of the children with an apple in one hand and a book in the other. My friend Jill sent a big box of early readers that her daughter has outgrown, and Julia &... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at four wild blueberries
We've been paying a great deal of attention, this year, to the critters living in our garden. Lately it has been ladybugs in the angelica. There are so many of them! Yesterday we saw ladybugs in all their different stages: clusters of orangey-yellow eggs (there are two clusters in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at four wild blueberries
I was worried about the coneflowers because they didn’t look so good this spring; I was really afraid after the colder-than-usual winter we had that not everything was going to survive. But they have really grown in now. I like them, too. :) xo
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on garden journal :: 07.10.14 at four wild blueberries
I am loving the Cascade yarn. It’s really soft; I think the shawl will be so warm and cosy for Julia. I always loved Laura’s books, too, as a child. It’s so exciting that my children like them as much as I do. Some day, when the children are bigger, I’d like to do a Little House road trip like Jamie (at Steady Mom) is doing this summer! xo
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on in progress :: 28 | 52 at four wild blueberries
Yes! But now there is the pressure to make it look nicer this year! I started raking out more of last year’s mulch this morning…I’ll finish it later… :) xo
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on garden journal :: 07.10.14 at four wild blueberries
Thank you, Kim. I didn’t think it was that big a deal, but the girl at the garden store yesterday told me my street is “very competitive” so they have to really love your garden to bloom it. I have no idea how true that is, but I’m going to run with that idea because it feels nice! xo
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on garden journal :: 07.10.14 at four wild blueberries
I would say it’s definitely high time! (Glad to help. :) ) xo
They would be fine with regular hot dog rolls, I think. I prefer the NE-style ones but that’s because they are what I grew up with. :) I hope you enjoy them, if you do try them! xo
I did a bit of weeding on Saturday & was so glad I got to it when it poured rain on Sunday - everything grew about three feet on Sunday afternoon but at least some of the weeds were out of the way by then! It’s the down side to this time of year, isn’t it? Everything grows so well, but that includes the weeds… Your garden photos look fantastic; I’m keeping your page up on my browser so I can go back & read more later. I’m so glad you stopped by. :) xo
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on garden journal :: 07.10.14 at four wild blueberries
Oh, that’s too bad! I’ve found most pants to be pretty easy, but I’ve only ever made ones with elastic waistbands and lots of wiggle room (either because of a roomy pattern or because they’re made with knit fabric). I think if I tried to make something more fitted it would probably be a disaster! xo
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on in progress :: 28 | 52 at four wild blueberries