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Why I Don't Use Nature Study in My Homeschool (& What I Do Instead)

Anytime nature is mentioned in homeschooling, the conversation goes directly to very formal and structured things, such as nature study, journals, classes, nature-based books and guides and the like. 710 more words


[Week 42 - Oct 14 & 18] Disturbed Rocks & Boxes

As this a backlog entry, I may not be able to recollect all the details / observations of that day.

Started the day with rummaging and scavenging that dirty corner (which since has been cleaned now (T⌓T)) to look for more… 616 more words


Giving Thanks: simple things

Giving thanks this day for simple things like landscapes open and wide. For food on the table and family and friends the things that bring it all to life.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Handsome fellow

Enjoying a bit of afternoon sunlight a Bull Elk wandered slowly by.

Saturday Afternoon Ponderings

Sometimes stripping things back to the bare branches is needed. Cathartic almost. An autumn cleanse.

The skeletal outlines are slowly silhouetting my well known pathways, the fingery branches like stained glass lead creating the most amazing geometric shapes as I look out from what was once dense green tunnels.  183 more words

Afternoon Stroll

A stroll up the trail on a November afternoon. Will it be warm will it be cold, sunny or cloudy? Probably all of the above. … 65 more words

Back At It

I’m in the thick of it. Parenting, that is. Complete strangers keep reaching out to tell me that it gets better, that they had their kids two years apart and it was hell for a long time, but it gets better. 461 more words

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