Hummingbirds and Old English..back to school!

Summer time is fun time..also some school time…which we make as fun as possible. Really, anything is a learning experience, right? 😀 We have these old, really old books from Piccolos in Belmont, an awesome antique store. $20.00 for all those red books on children’s classics. Dated 1912.  Really, not THAT old. I love old…

Rankin Lake & Turtles..

So the family’s been trying to be more spontaneous; especially myself and my son. We love to plan things out before we do them– I’m talking at least a couple weeks in advance! When I saw a Rankin Lake in Gastonia North Carolina and I realize it’s just a few miles from us, we decided…

Homeschooin’ & Winter

  I had stopped posting blogs as I was (still am) very busy with homeschooling Taliesin..but I decided to start up again! Woot! It’s soooo cold here in southern NC..trying to keep warm. We were in Florida with the in-laws last week..Lego Land! Warm and lovely, but I do NOT miss the heavy traffic! Orlando that must be…

Homeschoolin’ Time and Want Some Fall Weather!

I haven’t posted in a while…family from Ohio coming to visit and my son’s 13th birthday party. Seems like yesterday he was just a baby!! When I went to school, we Always started that glorious day (I used to like school lol) the day after Labor Day.   Ah, school in the 70s! Anyway, it was good…

Thyme for cough syrup & the holidays

My son and I have had a cold for what seems like forever now. Taliesin has had a cough for a week and I have found this thyme recipe that does help.  Simmer a small handful of dried thyme (larger handful for fresh) in a cup of water, simmer for a half hour at least,…

Praying mantis and our silly black cat

Weather here in southern North Carolina in October could be 85 one day, and 68 another day…as this week predicts. We have been spending time outdoors on the deck hitting the books and drinking some tea. Taliesin prefers almond milk with Ovoltine! Sounds yummy to me. OK, it is VERY east to get distracted on the…

Springtime homeschoolin’ & fruit water

Taliesin is really studying hard for his finals (CAT) coming up in June:   Fruit water is SOOO easy to make, and it’s so pretty! Last year I was adding fruit to large pitchers of water and stashing them in the fridge..they kept alright but I like this way better: I simply add fruit to…

Homeschool Winter time!

My son, nickname Tali, had a splendid idea of creating one diorama each month, starting with Neanderthals and forward to modern times. Oh we’ll have a Triassic or Cretaceous dinosaur period as well.  Netflix has an AWESOME 2 episode show called Walking with Caveman.  We are BoTH learning so much. We both find it pretty…