Oh hey!

So my screen break took a little longer than the rest of my household, they all immediately jumped back in, while I dipped my toes with audiobooks, waded in a little more with kindle unlimited and now here I am with projects and introductions.

School has started and some of us have returned to our old ways of learning and by that I mean we are once again homeschooling. While Leif remains at our local elementary school that I do love, Lorelai skipped ahead to seventh grade and is now currently sitting next to her best friend (who has also joined our homeschool world), reading the free choice book.

During my absence, I have harvested and canned food from the garden, as well has competed a few items.

We have really gotten into playing outside

We observed our critters

Went on a homeschool field trip to Boston

And we have a new family member.

Meet Runa

She is a ten week old Australian Shepard, we are kind of fond of her 😏

Fall fun

Hello folks! How was your weekend?

We had a fun, yet lazy couple of days. On Saturday we made the long drive to Brattleboro Vermont, to meet up with Lorelai’s distant learning teacher and the good folks of Oak Meadow. There were crafts & games, good snacks & a beautiful music duet of a guitar and fiddle. We were excited to meet Lorelai’s teacher, she was fun to talk with and very cheery, she introduced us to the creator of Oak Meadow. As it turns out, his wife wrote the book Ben & Meg, which Lorelai just finished reading.

On our way home, we stopped in the fine town of Putney to explore a little, we made one stop, but it was well worth it. We stopped at The Green Mountain Spinnery to check out their beautiful yarns, and to grab 8oz of lovely gray wool

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no idea what I am going to do with this yet, but I’m sure I will think of something 🙂

Sunday we spent time visiting with friends from down the road

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If you recall, I wrote about this beautiful highland calf awhile back, well it turns out her name is Juniper, and she is a few months old.
We spent the afternoon playing with the cuddle bug above,

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“Fishing”

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And gathering wintergreen leaves

And the Sunday ended with a project I started earlier in the week

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Day one

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Day six
I used the Anna and Elsa hat pattern and changed it just slightly.

Well folks, we seem to be having a warm spell this week, so I’m going to go out and enjoy the weather with the kids.

Have a great week folks!!

Hello Autumn <3

I just love the Fall, everything about it just speaks to my soul. The crisp air, the smells, the leaves falling from the trees. I love apple picking and cider, hot cocoa, and when I could eat them, donuts (I will find a way!!!!).

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The last month has flown by so fast with homeschooling and dance class, the flu made it’s way to our house, I was down and out for over a week and Leif followed suit. Toph and Lorelai managed to escape without so much as a sniffle, Leif was better with in a matter of days, but I still have this lingering cough that is more annoying than anything.

I was hoping to knit during my downtime, I got a few things done, but mostly I had to restart a mitten twice. The first time I lost track of how many rows I had done, and the second I used the wrong size knitting needles, making the mitten an entire size smaller than the first.

When I was able to finally move about and do other things, I made spaghetti sauce and salsa out of the 54lbs of tomatoes I purchased the day before I started to feel horrible.

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During my second round of what I like to call my failing immune system, I was able to working on another project, as I only had a sinus infection, and so my hands worked just fine.

IMG_4609.JPG a friends little boy just turned two and I thought being a fall baby, that a pumpkin hat was appropriate.

I also had the chance to make two wildflower crowns for a friend and myself, using the lovely pattern from Tiny Owl Knits

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Now for some furry news

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My husband happened to snap a picture of this brand new highland calf, some friends of ours up the road have a whole herd of highland cattle and they are just some of the most beautiful animals I have ever seen, I just fell in love with this little fella.

We’ve been working in several things for homeschooling, including our attempts at paper mâché for a social studies project on ancient China
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As well as crocheting a scarf. I now understand crocheting a little better and may even attempt to do more crocheting because of it.

We’ve been learning about the five sense and how to play the recorder. Lorelai and I can down play a recorder and guitar duet of a Mary had a little lamb.

As I said Autumn has arrived, one day we had several leaves on the ground and the next we woke up to this

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We have been preparing for the cold winter months, which includes and new hutch for Carrick, thanks to our neighbors. They raise rabbits and offered this hutch to us.

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Well folks I will leave you with a picture of the lovely sunset I took in my backyard last night, have a great day!!

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