Compost · Garden

Another Successful Compost Bin Harvest

I’ve had my compost tumbler now for about a year and this was my second harvest.  That doesn’t sound so good but for the effort I’ve put into it I’m fairly happy.  I could have harvested the first batch a good month or two earlier than I did.  It was forgotten about for a while. … Continue reading Another Successful Compost Bin Harvest

Curriculum · Homeschool

Mid Year Homeschool Update – Second Grade

I never got into the habit of posting often to my blog and during the last few months I’ve been especially bad about it.  It’s been a busy time and this is one thing that has dropped off my to-do list.  I unexpectedly realized last week that we hit week 19 in our Bookshark and… Continue reading Mid Year Homeschool Update – Second Grade

Garden · Las Vegas Garden Classes

Gardening in Small Places Jan 2017

The beginning of a new year is also the beginning of a new series of Gardening in Small Places classes at our local Cooperative Extension.  These are my favorite Las Vegas gardening classes!  Each class is four hours long and covers one topic.  This allows the class to dive deeper into the details instead of… Continue reading Gardening in Small Places Jan 2017

Homeschool

Preschool Dropout

Our time with Comedian’s preschool has come to an end.  It was a really tough decision that we talked about for several months.  It finally became clear that the cons outweighed the pros.  She wasn’t getting enough out of it compared to the time and expense involved in keeping her there.  So much has changed… Continue reading Preschool Dropout

Garden · Homeschool · Kids · Nature Study · Pests

Hornworm Experiment

Each summer we pick through our tomato and pepper plants looking for hornworms. This has been the best summer yet. I found the only one this year as I was ripping out all my tomatoes. The battery in my irrigation timer died when we were out of town and they took a beating in the… Continue reading Hornworm Experiment