It's that time of year, when I can start picking my rhubarb, and better yet, eating the rhubarb! It has been raining so much here lately that I can't actually get in the main part of my garden today because it is too muddy. My rhubarb is on the edge of the grass and easy to get at even with the mud, so these rainy days are a good time to work with the rhubarb. Here is what the kids and I have been doing with our rhubarb. (*Recipes included.)
One of my favourite things to do, besides homeschooling, is gardening :) What I like best of all is to combine my two favourite things - gardening and homeschooling. In an earlier post I shared a bit with you about how my children helped me plant my garden. For the rest of the summer we will be weeding, watering and harvesting our garden. That is a big part of our summer homeschooling / unschooling :)
Our little Munchkin is now five years old! Munchkin is also a huge animal lover, so for her birthday party we visited a petting zoo with some friends. If you live in southwest Saskatchewan, I highly recommend visiting Gramma Zoo Exotics! They have quite a variety of animals and the kids had a great time!
Wow! I can't believe my "baby" is five years old already! Today I want to share with you what happened when she was born. Her birthday is a good reminder to me to be thankful for life, especially my own life, as I nearly lost my life when Munchkin was born.
Last week our family participated in a homeschool fair with other homeschool families in nearby communities. A homeschool fair is like a science fair, except that your display does not have to be a science display. Besides the displays that each family brought, there were also tables in the middle of the room for anything we wanted to give away for free and we were also allowed to sell used books. Mostly, it was a great chance to meet other homeschoolers and see what kinds of things they are learning about in their homeschools.
The other day was one of those days that make me extra thankful that we homeschool! The kids were supposed to be doing track and field at the local school, but it was cancelled because the track was too wet. I thought it would just be a normal day at home, getting some housework done since it was too wet to do much outside. Then I got a message from a friend that sent us on what ended up being an unexpected but amazing field trip!