Homeschool Wednesday

Some of the foundations of our homeschooling life are learning to appreciate nature and appreciate the community in which we live. We like to explore new venues, but day after day, we frequent the same places and say hello to the same people. My girls have come to know many adults who care about them, and they look forward to our time out and about. Today we journeyed back to Denison Farm, the farm where we pick up our vegetables every week all summer long. It was our first trip of the season. How we looked forward to it! It's not that anything spectacular happens each time we're there. What's magical is knowing the people who grow our food (Justine and Brian Denison); being surprised (and impressed) by the vegetables we receive every week; and returning to a beautiful, quiet farm week after week; making our way down the to the creek, saying hello to the goats, and looking for wildflowers along the way.

Life lessons for little homeschoolers: notice the butterflies; see crops grow and change throughout the season; say hello to adults and remember their names; find comfort in seasonal routines; be respectful of hot, sleeping goats; don't wade too far into murky water; enjoy food that's grown close to home. I think those are good lessons.


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My name is Jillian. I started this blog as a way to experiment with my camera and it's a become a nice little spot where I enjoy spending time. I'm a mother to 6 and 4 year old daughters, wife to a cool computer guy, and mama to a cuddly cat. We enjoy eating local, organic food; managing several food allergies; homeschooling with love; spending time in nature; and we love to take time each day to be creative. You can also find me over at From Scratch Club from time to time. Welcome!