Anyone else's kids bring them a steady parade of live birds? I don't remember doing this as a kid. I certainly found bugs and had an elaborate entomology collection. My kids certainly know how to find/rescue the live birds! This time it was Adrian.
Recap: Adrian's 10th
Ten is grand! Fish, green beans, squash, potatoes, carrot cake, game warden gear, legos, John Deere and mini toothpick flags from Audra (they are taped on EVERYTHING). Ten is grand!
I actually went to the thrift store. First time in 6+ months. I was not disappointed.
Plus below with all the books, tin cups and bowls, chucks. It was $8.46 for the top and bottom pic.
We had a major predator attack while we are away. My kids continue to mourn the ones we lost but we're thankful for the 15 that remain.
There has been quite a bit of activity at "Cracked Rock" lately. Love how they've been spending hours upon hours here.
Garden 2020: Update 6
Garden update #3
Want to know what a garden that has been minimally tended and minimally watered for the month of August, during a drought looks like? Not as bad as one might think, thank you woodchips!
This is the collection of chapter books from the 2019-2020 school year that we read together (kids and me). (Plus a couple dozen or so that are either missing in our house or on loan to friends or have been returned to the library or we read on the kindle). This doesn't count their daily independent reading selections, poetry, or all the pictures books we read (which we read picture books everyday for at least a half hour in addition to all this). Almost all I read aloud, but some were done partially or all on audio and a few were "family book clubs" (we each took a turn reading and then talked about).This is what (mostly) media free looks like. This is the joy of homeschooling using literature. They beg for book time. My favorite time of the day is reading to them too. I can't help but smile looking at all the hours well spent on these books together.