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Christmas Dance Recital

Honeybee danced in a Christmas recital with her Irish Dance studio yesterday. We all enjoyed watching her! She’s been dancing for almost a year now, and loving every minute of it.  

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The Ultimate Field Trip

We’ve had quite the eventful summer, including reunions for both my own and my husband’s families. My family chose to hold the reunion in Vermont, approximately 2500 miles from where we live. We decided that was a great excuse to … Continue reading

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Spring Gardening–family style

Lots going on in the garden this Spring! We’ve been adding lots of mulch to our home garden, it helps both to keep weeds down and minimize water evaporation. A nearby town was offering mulch free to the public (they … Continue reading

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Long Division with Manipulatives

Honeybee has been learning long division, and I wanted to demonstrate what the algorithm means by using manipulatives. Here’s What we started with: 368 We need to break this up into groups of 4, starting with the hundreds. Since we … Continue reading

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He is risen

Death is conquered, man is free Christ has won the victory

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Foreign Language Study

We are being ambitious with our foreign language study this year. We are making (very slow) progress in several languages at once: Arabic (Honeybee’s lovely calligraphy is above), Mandarin, and Spanish. We are using the book Alif Baa to learn … Continue reading

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Hope and Faith

tiny kernel of hope nourished in the barren time awakes new growth of faith Spring will come

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Cheesemaking

adding milk to citric acid water Now it’s time to heat the milk and add the renin–then let it sit to form curds cutting the curds heating curds in a water bath–they’re warm enough when they become stretchy Fresh Mozzarella!

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Winter

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Christmas Eve

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