We’re still here!
Today was a slow, at-home day. We found a whole season of one of our favorite shows, 6teen, on youtube, so we watched that together. Both Henry and Zibby are super into it lately.
After dinner (I made chicken nuggets from scratch-time consuming, but very worth it!), we played Uno and Memory. I also got out two games that I think I acquired at a homeschool resource swap, and played those. Ive had them for a while, actually, but this was the first time we played them. The first was a game called Lets Go Sailing Its one of those hippy dippy (TM) cooperative everyone wins games. I snark a little, but it was fun and the kids liked it. The other was a box of colored plastic rods and balls that made joints. Those were fun, too. We all made some fun designs. Zibby made a symmetrical ‘art’ piece. Henry made a structure that he explained was a house. We flipped all the designs over and around to see if they would still stand up on their other ends, and if they still made sense or looked like something else. It was just fun messing around with the shapes.daily life, look what I made, photos | Comments Off
Well, I did it. I started a garden. I planted three earthboxes today with seedlings that I bought at the Green City Farmers Market. I had intended to start my own seeds, but then I chickened out. I did a box of sweet bell peppers (orange and yellow), and a box of green lettuce and a box of red leaf lettuce. Tomorrow I plan to plant tomatoes. I bought way too many seedlings, of tomatoes, however. Maybe we’ll plant some not in boxes? I also got some perennials for the strange island of dirt my neighbors created last year in the middle of our yard. I planted them and there were worms and I did not freak out and die.
Now, I suppose we will just have to see if the animals around here eat it all up before we get a chance to harvest it. Not exactly sure where the earthboxes will end up residing out front. I wouldnt mind if they sat on the grass, but other people seem to think thats tacky.
I’ve been busy sewing, too. I made a small field bag for my friends son
I used a denim skirt from Goodwill. The top half of the skirt I am trying to turn into a bag. Its kind of complicated, since I want to line it. We’ll see how it goes.
Our homeschool group started a Roots and Shoots group. We had our first outing last week.
The kids had a lot of fun.Filed under daily life, Field Trip!, look what I made, photos, reminiscing, vegetables | Comments (3)
Ive only made brussels sprouts once before, in my life, and those were frozen green giant ones or something.
These were good. My friends had NEVER eaten them, owing to the sprouts bad reputation, but they both tried them and even asked for my recipe. indeed.
Its part of my resolve to eat more veg and fruit. Green things. A wide variety of colored things. Kale. Peppers. Berries.
Next up, baby bok choy.Filed under look what I made, recipes, resolutions, vegetables | Comments (2)