Edibles · Garden · Planting · Seeds

Seedling Experiment Results

A few months ago I was itching to get a head start on some warm season goodies so I started some seeds indoors really early.  I had the space so I figured I’d give it a try and see if I could get some cucumbers, watermelon and cantaloupe earlier than usual.  It’s time to take… Continue reading Seedling Experiment Results

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

Classes · Homeschool

2016-2017 2nd Grade Line Up

We’re planning on starting 2nd grade this week and I’m sprinting to the finish line of organizing for the coming year.  It seemed like a big jump from kinder to 1st grade in the amount of work and it feels like another big jump as we head into 2nd grade.  We’re changing some things up… Continue reading 2016-2017 2nd Grade Line Up

Compost · Garden

Compost Tumbler Update

I unloaded my first batch of compost from my compost tumbler last week. I started loading it up back in February.  It took me several weeks to fill it because this thing is huge!  I kept filling it as the kitchen scrapes and yard waste started decomposing.  It was really hard to stop and just… Continue reading Compost Tumbler Update