5 Lil’ Squirrels
5 Little Squirrels with acorns to store 1 went to sleep, and then there were 4.
4 Little squirrels hunting acorns in a tree 1 fell down, and then there were 3.
3 Little squirrels wondering what to do one got lost, and then there were 2.
2 Little squirrels tossing acorns for fun 1 got tired, and then there was 1.
One little squirrel playing in the sun he ran away, and then there were none.
Our little "squirrels" have been busy collecting the falling pecans and opening them any way they can, with the most popular way being with rocks. They have had a great...
It's been a busy few weeks and an absence from consistent blogging. Technical issues for me [read user error, here] finally resolved and I'm back to the grind.
It's hard sometimes to capture what the children are doing without being intrusive. At times, there a beautiful things happening that you just have to jump in and capture. The Saplings are always busy and often a blur, they don't slow down for anyone. There are a few exceptions, like when you are wearing a cat mask and say, "cheese".
This age is so much fun. They are constantly discovering new things, eating us out of house and home...
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...