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Saturday, February 14, 2015

What's Happening Around Here

New Discoveries:

Fetch Brewery

A new place not too far away, in a remodeled ancient bank. 


The floor of the "vault room" is made of  pennies.

Though I'm not much a fan of beer, I sure enjoyed their custom-made Cream Soda as well as the fellowship of friends there.

A Homeschool Co-op 

Now the girls have a chance to do some dissecting, though they have eviscerated chickens before.

While the older kids are dissecting, the younger kids do a nature study on the same creature, having a different creature each week. Toward the end of class, the youngers come in with the olders and they each share what they've just learned. I love that they do that.

That we can possibly build a log bridge across a section of the swamp to back acres.

Around ten acres of our land is swamp (thanks to beavers), so it's never really useful to us till it freezes over, which is when we cut down the dead trees for firewood. This year my husband got the fun idea of building a bridge across it to some dry, wooded acreage in back.

So, for exercise and fun, we've been trying to get down there daily to work on it. I can't wait to see it when the ice melts.

That it's fun to have Dad do the science demonstrations while he's home.

Since my husband is currently unemployed, he's taken over teaching science and this week's discovery was that a liquid will not burn, but the vapors coming of the liquid (diesel fuel) will burn. You can't see it very well, but there's a coffee can with fuel in it and a fire burning nicely.

Things We Already Knew But Enjoyed Again:

We're weird homeschoolers.

This is how Faith and I did narration this week.

We have a strange and wonderful kitty.

We've been getting a lot of snow.

We're blessed with wonderful food.

Sarah once again created a marvel of sourdough bread this week.

Here's hoping that you have many great new discoveries and wonderful old things to enjoy, too.

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