Saturday, October 18, 2008

A day of schooling on the farm.

We had a very non-traditional day of school on Wednesday. It was fun!
We did math first thing in the morning and then moved on to a lot of hands on fun.
Grandma and Grandpa were here and brought tons of juice grapes. So we spent a good part of the day making juice. I posted about it on the farm blog.
Grandma made salsa for us and Charissa, Nicholas and Joseph helped chop vegetables for that. Charissa was very brave chopping onion.

We had a zucchini that someone gave us over a month ago. It was HUGE! We didn't know if it was too big to use and so it just sat. But Wednesday Kelsey decided it was time to try something and she cut it up, peeled it and shredded 1/4 of it to make zucchini bread. It turned out great. I forgot to take a picture of the final product.

The men worked outside on the cabin. One of James' goals is to get it sided before winter. The boys loved helping all that they could--hands on learning!


Cristina said...

You have such skilful girls, Susan, and such lovely boys, you must be really proud of them! God bless you and your family !

Liz in Seattle said...

What fun! Looks like a grand, and productive, time was had by all :-)

Kelleylynn said...

My kind of day...I'm coming to your house :)

Marfa said...

That's the kinda schooling I LOVE!!!

If you still have zucchini left, I'd shred all of it and freeze it in bags of 1 or 2 cups. I've defrosted it and used it for vegan zucchini bread or make them into muffins and they're great!