Strawberries, Gardens,& Garage Sales

Oh my,  I don’t know a better way to teach a child about money than to have a garage sale. It’s funny to observe what things are selling and what is not. Clothes were definitely not a hot item, I also had a lot more bartering then ever before.

We also have been working hard to wrap up the school year. For starters, it was time for our pioneer family to check the status of our vegetable plants. A few months ago The Little’s planted sunflower seeds as part of Miss Sky’s project. She also measured out how deep and how far apart to space the onions and potatoes. So Miss Sky used her tape measure to see how tall our plants have grown.

She then made a page in her MLB.

She also said her last memory verse for the year. This time I used Mrs. Marsha’s (from waldorfhomeeducators yahoo group) method for memorizing. I said the poem every day and had Miss Sky repeat after me. She had it down( as well as Little Sis) by the end of the week. After she had it memorized I had her copy it in her MLB in cursive.

Our rain barrel is working out really well, we have not had to use city water yet to water our garden. I for one can not wait for our first batch of fresh veggies.


Beef and broccoli stir-fries

and breakfast burritos. Our basil seems to have sprouted up overnight and pesto has been added to the menu.

As for Miss Sky’s science projects, we could not get our potato to sprout. We did find a sprouted helicopter seed and planted it to see if we can grow a tree.

And the egg plants The Littles’s planted are growing good and needed to be replanted.

Miss Sky is pointing to hers to prove that serenading her plant is paying off.

Last but not least it was time for our pioneer family to make jam. So out we went to the strawberry patch to pick the first fruits of summer (YES).

This reminded Miss Sky of our Native American story Children Of The Longhouse. I love when a lesson comes full circle.

Once home The Little’s helped me de-stem the strawberries and make strawberry jam for our baking project.

Miss Sky made sure to leave 1/2 inch space at the top of the jar for the jam to expand.

And it was only fair to receive a reward for the fruits of our labor.

I love summer. We wrapped the night up with a reading from one of our favorite summer books. Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Strawberries.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy weekend, Peace


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