Sunday, September 14, 2014

A little garden math

The joys of homeschooling!  We were spending a day harvesting cayennes and hot peppers in the garden, then relaxing by the pond in the back - when a little spontaneous garden math happened.  I love the possibilities of life learning, seizing the moment to explore deep questions when they arise, to learn by hands-on doing together in the daily activities of life.  For more inspiration about life learning, check out Life Learning magazine a great Canadian-published e-magazine by the same folks who produce Natural Life magazine.

September sorting and saving

Our kitchen seems to be filled with piles of all kinds this month - that need sorting, saving, drying, processing, preserving.  There are seeds from the garden to be packaged, herbs on the racks to be dried and labelled, last tomatoes to be canned, peaches to be preserved, plums to be dehydrated, garlic to be bunched...September is busy, though the weather is starting to wane, and there is definitely a shift in mood, energy, and pace.  We are preparing for the hibernating months ahead, and this feels good.