Thursday, January 08, 2009
Ahhh, the sun returned today, if only for a bit before the big snow tomorrow. This week we have happily eased back into our rhythm and routine after the boys had their dad home (but constantly working) last week. We have started many ongoing projects this week ... paint, clay, plant, food, books, 'experiments' ... Here are a few!
The boys started grass gardens using the local wheat berries we get for our bread making. We started on Tuesday and have been spritzing with water and tracking the progress for a few days now. We should have long green wheat grass soon!
We made some hollow 'mountains' (in progress above) of clay and are drying them to paint and use for our baking soda/vinegar lava eruptions the boys love doing so much. That goes with this book that A has been reading - he is loving Hawaii lately, and so is interested in volcanoes, history, and culture. Besides, words like Kilauea, Halema‘uma‘u, and Puʻu ʻŌʻō are just cool!
We started a tray of micro greens. We are comparing our previous batch where we grew in cells before transplanting to open trays with very dense seeding - to see which method has the best results. The boys love watching the progress, I like eating fresh greens in January! ; )
We had a bowling 'field trip' with a friend today. Three spirited boys competing at bumper bowling! What a fun time. It is so nice when school is back in session after the holidays and we can get out to places without worrying so much about G (little asthma guy) getting sick.
Tomorrow the snow will come. We are all excited to see some fresh snow and get outside again after the ice storm last weekend left everything dirty brown and rock hard and crazy slippery all week - fresh powdery white snow is very welcome!