So much has been happening since I last posted. We made Easter Bonnets with our children, had an Easter Bonnet parade with some friends, followed by a picnic. That was lovely! We also celebrated the Autumn Equinox on March 21st., with our good friends. Both our families harvested their produce at Autumn harvest time and then we all brought food from our harvests and had a lovely dinner together.
My oldest has just finished her Botany Block, we learnt about moss, fungi, lichens, mushrooms and algae and the structure of the plant, it was a wonderful journey, we also planted a vegetable garden with some winter veggies and we have quite a few plants growing inside from pips and seeds. We have managed to grow 4 avocados, 1 mango and Erin has managed to grow a little Oak tree from one of our acorns that fell from our tree. Erin finished a Building Block, we built tee-pees and a framework for a house and it was great fun, we have now gone directly into Stories of the Old Testament and we are all enjoying this. At the moment we are reading about Isaac, Jacob and their lives.
We have also finished off three of the Little House Books which are divine and we have started reading through Narnia and they love it, we sit down together every night and I read to our three children and they always want me to read more and more.
I have also included a photo of our nature table at the moment. It has an Autumn theme, with all our gourds and pumpkins that we harvested from our veggie garden. We have been busy making Autumn crafts as well. In the basket you can see corn husk men. We used the husks from our corn that we grew ourselves. These were such a treat to make!
We use the following beautiful books for all of our nature and Festival ideas and they are really worth adding to your library of books;
Earthwise by Carol Petrash
Festivals Family and Food by Diana Carey and Judy Large
All Year Round by Ann Druitt
A Child’s Seasonal Treasury by Betty Jones
We have so many leaves falling in our garden at the moment, our children love raking them up into piles and singing leaf raking verses as they rake. Our lives have become so enriched by this beautiful philosophy and we love it!