Good afternoon! It is with great excitement that we share with you that we raised a total of $6,662 through generous contributions to our Indiegogo FUNraiser! We are busy compiling the list of necessary equipment for installation of the various projects around the grounds, some of which will begin at our Parent Workday on September 20th. In fact, our first load of ground fill has arrived for the base of our rolling hills to be constructed!
We extend our deepest thanks to those near and far that contributed to the grounds fund. ...
Each day children at the farm have many sensory experiences. The new layer of mulch in the play yard has been of particular interest to the children. From digging to piling the mulch high and knocking it over to rolling in it, they have enjoyed the new ground cover immensely! Sensory activities are important to our curriculum. Every day the children play in sand, dirt or a water activity. Sensory play helps with brain development. Repeated sensory experiences help build and strengthen neural pathways! Here is a link to a lovely article on the importance of sensory play from both a Waldorf perspective...
AM Snack: Graham crackers and fruit preserves
Lunch: Roasted sweet potatoes/butternut squash, smoked sausage and pasta
PM Snack: Trail mix
AM Snack: Cereal and raisins
Lunch: Bison black bean chili, fresh baked bread with butter
PM Snack: Veggie chips
AM Snack: Dill Greek yogurt dip and cucumbers
Lunch: Asian stir fry with roasted veggies, egg and coconut rice
PM Snack: Rice cakes
AM Snack: Banana muffins
Lunch: Smoked ham and cheese cubes, butter crackers
PM Snack: ...
We're always working on new ideas for dishes to serve at Farm School. Our meals need to be simple, full of flavor, and often are full of healthy fats. We cook in large quantities and often don't use recipes. We make our own nutrient-dense bone broth, cook with grass fed butter and use non-GMO grains. It's a labor of love and it brings me incredible joy to cook hearty meals for our kiddos at the farm! We have many kids that are developing great knife skills chopping and slicing. Our kinder/first children grind grain each week to be used with our baking flour for bread making. We almost...
Our friends in the Sprouts and Treehouse classes have been very busy over the past several weeks. They have worked their core moving logs, building shelters, climbing, swinging and running! They have had big appetites and growing! You might find that clothes and shoes that fit a mere two months ago are suddenly too small! Some of our fruit trees in the orchard adjacent to the play yard have yielded a little fruit this summer! The children were so excited to find a little pear! I have had many families ask for recipes for certain items served during the course of the summer, such as our popular...
It's been a busy few weeks and I'm back from my "staycation". My youngest is headed to public school this year, so I wanted to make sure I had some quality time with her, as well as my son, a soon-to-be third grader! It's hard to believe that my youngest has been at the farm since she was a month old! My short car ride to the farm is about to get very quiet! We have some new Saplings that have joined us and they are getting settled nicely with Ms. Lisa!
The Saplings have enjoyed tending to the herb garden! They like to nibble the varieties of mint and I even had one eat two basil leaves...
AM SNACK: Watermelon
LUNCH: Dirty rice with oven roasted squash, zucchini and carrots
PM SNACK: Butter crackers and raisins
AM SNACK: Honey vanilla yogurt dip with graham crackers
LUNCH: Smoked cheddar cubes, sliced cucumbers kettle chips
PM SNACK: Bananas
AM SNACK: Pineapple
LUNCH: Potato soup with bacon, fresh baked bread with butter
PM SNACK: Rice cakes
AM SNACK: Mini apple cinnamon muffins
LUNCH: Pasta with spinach pesto and mozzarella, steamed green beans
PM SNACK: ...
AM SNACK Banana mini muffins
LUNCH Quiche with butter crackers, green leaf salad with tomatoes and avocado
PM SNACK Caramel rice cakes
AM SNACK Cereal with almond milk
LUNCH Lentils with smoked sausage, carrots and onion, fresh baked bread with butter
PM SNACK 1/2 banana
AM SNACK Cantaloupe
LUNCH Vegetarian chili with steamed corn tortillas
PM SNACK Veggie chips
AM SNACK Graham crackers and local, organic pears
LUNCH Mac and cheese with mixed vegetables
PM SNACK ...