In spite of my best intentions to post 3X/week I have clearly not done that.
I have lots of excuses. One is that I have been busy wrapping up our homeschool year.
The main reason, maybe a silly one, is that I have not been able to figure out how to add to my blog roll and other info to my sidebar. This blog has not felt like “home” without all the nice things I used to pretty up my blogger blog. I have finally learned how to add more links, and once I figure out how to include images and text, I will be ready to roll! I feel better already, and I will be adding lots more links in the near future. And now that I have more summer freedom and flexibility I will be blogging more too. I feel that I’ve gotten this little blog off the ground several times, only to have it crash into the dirt, so my hope is that I will finally be consistent. I enjoy blogging too much to let it fall by the wayside.
News from here:
I am so excited to be finished with our school year and I am truly enjoying every minute of summer vacation. It is so fun to watch my children delve into self-directed learning on their very first day of no formal lessons. I am mulling over how to translate that enthusiasm to our normal school days when we begin again in August. I’ll never be an unschooler, but I certainly appreciate the appeal.
Today I picked the first ripe red tomato from my garden! I am so excited. Yellow squash is not far behind. I still have herb seeds sprouting, a month after planting. Calendula, borage, basil, and dill are growing quickly. I’m super excited that my venture into slightly exotic veggies seems to be successful so far. I planted amaranth and malabar spinach, both of which seemed well-suited to my greenhouse-like environment. It’s doing well so far and I’m looking forward to eating all those yummy tropical greens.
Well, I don’t need to squander all my new-found time on the computer, so I’m off to clean out my little fella’s closet, which has been overtaken by family hand-me-downs. All those things will be going to the attic, and he will have his own closet space again.
I’ll write again soon!