Early Morning Fires and Homeschool Projects

Kye, Caiden and Sandy sitting (at a safe distance) by a warm fire…

Olive found the sun… (photo by Erin)

This weekend Caiden planted his Bottlebrush tree. This is part of his Leaping Wolf badge that he is working through and will complete before he goes up to Scouts from Cubs in 2 weeks time. This particular badge is called Greening the Community. He chose the tree, planned the whole project, chose the tools to use, compost etc… he also has to document his projects in a journal with photos.

He is very proud of this tree that he planted, it was so heartwarming to see him walking out into the garden today to ‘check’ on his tree and see how it was doing.

Another part of this badge is to show how plants breathe or transpire. Remember these little cloches? They are also perfect for showing that plants do indeed breathe, can you see all the water droplets on the bottle?

My lettuce has been growing beautifully with these little cloches around them. The bugs seem to have been kept at bay and the lettuce has been given a chance to grow.

Caiden is learning about the Vikings for is grade 5 school work so he made a viking ship by covering a wine bottle with paper mache, painting it and adding a wooden base for the top of the boat.

Erin is learning about anti-cyclones in her grade 7 geography. She made a globe by covering a balloon with paper mache, painting it blue and adding the continents. She made her anti-cyclone circles with pipe cleaners and pinned them on.

Have you been busy with any projects lately?


Knitting Flowers e-Book Update:

I have had a few emails from readers who would like to purchase my E-book as a PDF for their computer.

The E-Book in PDF format can now be bought from:

ETSY, Ravelry and Craftsy

PS If you haven’t entered the giveaway from GermanDolls yet go here to enter.

Have a lovely week


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9 Responses to Early Morning Fires and Homeschool Projects

  1. Heather July 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    Such a busy household from mama on down.

  2. Nancy in OK July 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    I still am not getting the entire email. Please let me know if this is going to happen or I should just figure the only way I can read the blog is online. (Note: My online time is limited and I download all my mail.)

    Thank you.

  3. Tracey July 24, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    How nice that everyone has projects going. I must say I am very envious of getting to sit by the fire, I do long for winter.

  4. lori July 24, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    things look cosy and lovely there linda, our travis just joined the boy scouts, so excited! i love caiden checking on his tree.
    xxx lori

  5. Anastasia July 24, 2012 at 8:58 am #

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  6. Rachel July 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Looks like such fun projects! We’ve been doing quite a bit here but I have been terrible at recording what we’ve been doing! I’ve been terrible at getting back into the blog world and checking up on people too. 🙂 Must be summer here in the US………

  7. JenMun(a) July 24, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

    it´s late here, but I just wanted to congratulate to your published e-book! wonderful!
    warmly sarah
    ps: I love sitting at a warm fire and gazing at it..hmmh..makes me feel so warm!

    • Linda July 25, 2012 at 7:32 am #

      Thank you so much Sarah:)

  8. Christine July 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    Lovely happenings at your place Linda. Your Erin and my Georgia must be around the same age! The paper mache globe is spectacular!

    Our last paper mache episode was about a month ago – it was a pinata that was also a globe (a very oval globe, mind you)..the focus being on South America, much fun to create.

    The tree planting is very sweet… just to think, it will grow and flourish all because he planted it there..a wonderful feeling, especially for a young one.

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