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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



Creative Friday

Knitted Daisy Flower

I am almost finished knitting flower patterns for my ‘Knitting Flowers’ e-book, this is the daisy pattern I worked on yesterday. I love Daisy flowers, they are happy little blooms. I am so excited to share this e-book with you, I can’t wait in fact! I am just kitting up a rose bud pattern and then the book will be complete and sent off to the publishers next week. For now I am checking spelling and grammar, making sure I have the correct font, line spacing and picture size.
PS Let me know if there is a specific flower you would like included and perhaps I can add just one more:) I know, I can’t help it, knitting flowers is addictive!

If you would like to read my updates for the release of the e-book, you can follow them on my Mamma4earth Facebook page.

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Have a wonderful weekend dear friends,


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