Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I love my Birks!

I guess I can officially say that I've crossed over into hippie-dom. lol For my birthday, my mom got me my first pair of Birkenstocks. I don't know why I waited so long. I love them! I wear them almost every day. They are the first sandals that don't hurt my feet. Thank you Mom!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008


The kids and I went with friends to the local botanical gardens last Thursday to visit the Butterfly Pavilion. It was very hot but we had a lot of fun! I even got a couple of decent photos. Once it gets a bit cooler, my plan is for us to visit the gardens several times a month to work on our nature journals. I think even A could start drawing in a journal this year. This is an area I've really struggled with getting into our days and yet it's one of the things I love about the Charlotte Mason style of homeschooling. I'm really going to try to be more consistent with it this school year.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

No Sourdough :(

My first attempt at sourdough bread totally flopped. I was so hoping to post a pic of a beautiful loaf of bread. It was too dense and a little under-done or something. I used a recipe from a cookbook I checked out from the library. I'm really hoping it was the recipe and not me. lol Oh well, I will give it another try soon.

Friday, July 18, 2008

We have worms!!!

I'm so excited! A friend dropped by this week with worms for my vermicomposting bin. I followed these instructions to build my bin. I'm so excited that we won't be throwing away all of those food scraps anymore. At first I had it just outside our slider door on the patio, but I thought it was getting too much sun so I moved it inside under the kitchen sink. The kids think it's so cool that we have worms in the house. She also brought a sourdough starter. I have my first sourdough loaf rising as I type. I told her that she and her husband have made my week. She mentioned that they might have kefir grains too...