Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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
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
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...