It was Homesteading week for our summer camp friends. Grain was ground for bread making, a delicious batch of cheese was made, Ms. Leslie read "Farmer Boy", and outdoor scavenger hunt had the children on the lookout for various mature items, tether ball matches were played, Phinneaus Porkchop took a stroll and milk carton containers were transformed into works of art! It's been a great week!
The children enjoyed a busy week at farm school! We repaired some stalls for the goats, planted pasture grass seed in the stalls, Mr. Rob shared some books from his childhood during circle time, we sang a German tune called "Lachen", ate a ton of food, sorted the recycling and rested well! Whew....summer is flying by!
We have been busy getting back to our daily rhythm at Farm School following our summer break. We hope that everyone enjoyed the break. Leslie and I logged nearly 3000 miles driving to the East coast with our families. We had a great time!
The children have loved the food this week and have had voracious appetites!
It's woodworking week for the summer campers and they have been quite busy! Their big project is building a fort--everyone will enjoy the finished product, I am sure!
Have a great week.
Summer has finally arrived in Central Texas! The heat is intense, and the children have been spending less time outside. Water play has been a favorite activity for the children!
Leslie and I are wrapping up our year long LifeWays training this week. For me it has truly been a journey of personal reflection and growth. The training has been amazing, to say the least!
We're enjoying the beauty of water color painting. It's described as a spiritual activity for children---and I have experienced it. There is something magical in watching the bold colors blend on your paper.
Enjoy the rest...
We're linking up with Kathy at Bliss Beyond Naptime, celebrating simplicity!
Temps reached 105-110 degrees today in central Texas! Summers are quiet at our school, and as the heat sets in, we try to spend the bulk of our mornings outside. A siesta and play indoors is necessary in the sweltering afternoons. When it's hot, "painting with water" and "spray painting" are two activities sure to please the kids. It doesn't get simpler than this...
Materials to keep handy: paint brushes--a variety of sizes would be fun, a small bucket or recycled food containers to hold water, refillable spray...
We've been busy at the farm this week! Thank you to David Preslar for painting our feed barn red! The children love it!
Leslie and I are enjoying our last weeks of LifeWays training at the Austin Waldorf School. We had the pleasure to work with Suzanne Down perhaps the best known children's puppeteer and story teller in the nation! We worked on story telling and created some beautiful table puppets to use with the children.