Saturday, June 7, 2014

Fiber Fest

In getting ready for the Lexington Sheep and Fiber Festival this year, I mainly tried to use up a lot of the fibers I had.  Last year after the festival, I had grand plans for improving how I did things, but when it came down to it this year, I just did the best I could.  Seems like life is just getting busier and busier.  Still, I really enjoy doing this one festival per year, so I dyed, I spun, and I took the girls to Kentucky.  We had a great time visiting family, relaxing at the tent, and buying new stuff!  And now I have my shop restocked, so go take a look!
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

May Random

American heritage Girls award ceremony
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Larkin playing catcher
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Baseball fan
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Whoever is not playing ball usually plays at the creek
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One of the kids' friends caught this banded sculpin
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Ice cream after the game
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My new lichen "field" guide
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Sharing a Green Drink, a summertime favorite made of lemon balm and lime
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Our first cherry!
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Driving to the mountains
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Playing at parks
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sunday Afternoons

We've been enjoying our Poetry Suppers.  I try for a variety of finger foods or fun foods.  Usually cheese is involved.  And coffee.
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Homemade ice cream!
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Everyone takes turn reading poems.
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Even Rohan and Elowen repeat after me as I read a short poem.
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Rapt attention! (Sometimes.)
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Whether we end up reading two poems or twenty, it's always a pleasant time to be together.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Nature School

Miah and Larkin attended another Homeschool Day at Tremont, and I went with them this time.
In the morning, they learned how to use a compass and had a treasure hunt.
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After lunch, the kids played a camouflage game.
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My friend, Dawn, was one of the leaders.
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Besides that, there was plenty of naturey play with friends.
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Otter scat full of crawdads
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Luna moth
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Cherry Millipede
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Tiger Beetle
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Yellow Trillium
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Yellow Honeysuckle
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We ended the day by recording data for our phenology plot.
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