Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bread Tutorial Finished!

While I made bread today, I took pictures along the way to add to my post with the recipe and instructions for making bread.  I have new respect for bloggers who put together step-by-step picture tutorials!  That’s a HUGE project!  … Continue reading

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Work Day

Compost!  It worked!  We got a wheelbarrow full of nice crumbly black compost from our pile that was neglected most of the winter.  I think chicken…. litter…. and lots of rain this winter did the trick!   The kids were … Continue reading

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I had many frustrating bread-making sessions before I consistently got “good” bread.  It’s so much trial and error.  Everyone told me it just takes practice, but I wanted instant success.  I’ve been making bread for our family now for 4 … Continue reading

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Field Trip

Last week, we went to Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens.  They had a great astronomy program for the kids.  The first part was an excellent review of the planets and solar system.  Emma got to be “Earth” and Garrett … Continue reading

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WIPs (Works in Progress)

I’ve been knitting with some yarn a long-lost friend from homeschool years hand painted.  I found it in a yarn shop in South Haven, MI and couldn’t believe that the name of the artist was one of the girls from … Continue reading

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Been Thinking About…..

Ice Storm Preparation/Survival Tips… (a bit late, maybe, but still….) 1) Fill up the vehicles with gas…. one thing we learned from our experience with a six week old baby and a 2 year old child in an ice storm … Continue reading

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While I’m catching up on all the blogging I’ve gotten behind on, I can’t forget to include our “Snowpocalypse” (bleh, dumb name, huh?) event this past week.  We had been hearing for days that Sunday night would be bad, a … Continue reading

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