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About dragons in the flower bed

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    Autodidact. Folk artist. Compulsive diarist. Believer in love.
  • Birthday 07/20/1981

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  1. Anybody else's kid going through robot withdrawal now they're bagged and tagged?

    1. Rosie_0801

      Rosie_0801

      Mine is making a robot costume out of a box and tape.

    2. Rebel Yell

      Rebel Yell

      Mine does FTC.... they still have time to work before Super Regionals. Good Luck to your Robo Kid!

       

  2. It's my practical skills year, following on a sudden love for sheep to shawl processes I discovered last year. I vowed in January to acquire more hands-on skills. So far this year I've learned to use a pottery wheel to make mugs, bowls and plates, as well as how to glaze, use a kiln, build an open-air kiln, and dig up and process my own clay. I also since January have learned to knit a very simple scarf. Knitting is so much harder than pottery! Socks are my end goal there and I have sworn I will not give up until I am confident that I can knit a sock, even if it's a simple sock. Making soap (from scratch, or more literally from ash, in true homesteading fashion, without storebought stuff) is next, if I ever master the sock. As this progresses for me, I am also assisting my littlest guy with learning to grow herbs and make extracts, tinctures and syrups (and essential oils if we can dig up the time/bravery/money to make our own still). Meanwhile, to keep my vocabulary from rotting while I rejuvenate my finger-smarts, I am thinking of reading through the required reading list published by my church for entry into Unitarian Universalist ministry. With all the hands-on learning going on, though, I feel like it'd be more practical to tackle a booklist that is mostly available on MP3. This year needs a book theme, for sure -- and NOT one related to the homesteady business.
  3. 11yo tried the pottery wheel for the first time today. All the other potters in the room recognized an addict in embryonic stage.

    1. Angie in VA

      Angie in VA

      Lol. May it be a long and healthy addiction that provides much enjoyment and even employment. :)

  4. Great day from the kids' perspective, full of self-directed (mother-assisted) projects. But how do unschoolers do this all the time?! My brain is fried. I have a solution, though. "Make your own dinner, kids; Mama is running away to spend all evening in the pottery studio."

  5. Why do they always think of the weirdest things to do after I say, "I need to think my own thoughts for a few minutes please"?

  6. I may have an education-crush on my kid's fiddle mentor. She's just teaching everything so *perfectly.*

  7. Must figure out how to integrate 3rd child into schedule. Procrastinating.

  8. Found sons in wrestling match over syringe for filling slides.

  9. "There once was a student named Fred who followed Descartes and said, 'I think it is clear that I'm not really here for I haven't a thought in my head.'"

  10. Anyone else have a kid cramming the FRC manual today?

  11. Child's D&D character just entered the stratosphere. Feeling better about never finishing the earth science program.

  12. Son wants to snuggle and knit and sip tea. Basically, I have the best kid ever.

  13. I miss being able to do one unit with all my kids. *sigh*

  14. Finally came round to check out the new site. Overwhelmed but determined to get used to it.

    1. nmoira

      nmoira

      Nice to see you here. :D

    2. PollyOR

      PollyOR

      Yes, so good to see you here. :)

    3. jenL

      jenL

      Glad you have joined us! It's great once you get used to it...

       

  15. Hugs to you and your kiddos while you reorganize your family. (((all of yous)))

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