Lanky Dude’s exams are over! He’s worked so hard and conscientiously. He’s not sure whether he will get the A he needs (maths A level), but I think our homeschool journey has been good training in how we approach exams. God loves Lanky Dude and His purposes for our children can’t be overruled by exam… Continue reading 18 June 2018
The children have always been bug collectors. Snails become suddenly loved pets and I find them escaping from their captivity into our home, earwigs are dug up and clutched in small hands, and tadpoles fished out of their natural habitat and transferred to our tadpole tank. This time, however, it’s become home to some catapillars. Last… Continue reading Catapillars.
June always brings an abundance of white, frothy elderflowers to our hedgerows. Although I welcome Mayflowers (hawthorn), elderflowers are more delicate and beautifully fragranced. Part of our annual rhythm involves making elderflower cordial. It’s fun and easy. I always used to make it in time for Lanky Dude’s birthday, to give to the mums of… Continue reading Elderflower cordial. June 2018
I think messy play is really important for children; to explore the feel of different textures and enjoy creating with them. Mud is probably one of the messiest we do. All the children have enjoyed making mud pies, and we have created a “mud kitchen” from an old toy cooker and pots. We’ve invented… Continue reading Mud kitchen June 2018
I got this idea from Bee Keeping Buddy, who I seem to remember served up a yummy wild garlic frittata. This is just an omelette version. The wild garlic comes out around April, at about the time our hens start laying more eggs. It increasingly seems to compete with the blubells for space in our… Continue reading Wild garlic omelette
This is really easy, and fun to make. The wild garlic is usually out in full force in April; in fact it seems to be taking over from the bluebells in many of our woods. The leaves look very similar to lily of the valley, which is poisonous, but the flowers are different and it… Continue reading Wild garlic pesto