Wrapping Up a Homeschool School-year and Grading the Teacher

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So the summer has begun. I officially quit adding to the weekly assignment list spiral over a week ago and we are in our first 2 month summer break in a long while. We have homeschooled year round by necessity for the past few years because of distractions (two of them who are 6 and […]

Awesome Things About Honey (and Recipes)

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Sometimes wonderful things happen on the internet that leave you scratching your head. One of those things this past month has been my fortunate partnership with the National Honey Board. I’ve ALWAYS loved honey. Who doesn’t? I also love bees (as you might have noticed from my blog title and logo all these past 10 […]

Poetry and Pictures: Harm No Living Thing

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“Just because I am different from you – please do not harm me”… says the dangerous looking caterpillar. Wouldn’t it be grand if everyone truly believed in not harming other living things? Life is precious. Hurt No Living Thing Hurt no living thing: Ladybird, nor butterfly, Nor moth with dusty wing, Nor cricket chirping cheerily, […]

Bluebonnet Time (every Texas spring)

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In case you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a native Texan… and we Texans have a little crush on our state. Especially lovely are the things we think make Texas wonderful: like bluebonnets, which happen to be the state flower. This year’s bluebonnets were THICK, y’all. Maybe it was the drought last year? That’s what we […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Hike and Trails

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I know I’ve shared quite a few of our Pinnacle Mountain adventures already (see links below)… but this one was unique. Instead of spending all of our time going up the mountain, we also took the to the trails and visited the swampy forest surrounding the base of the Ozark foothill. We took this field […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park

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This Field Trip Foto Friday happens to be a day late. It is part of my FTFF series and was taken in the 2006-7 school year while we were studying frontiersmen, native American Indians and explorers (Lewis and Clark). My kids were in Third and Fourth grades and we took this field trip with some […]

Picnic at the Pond… and Elementary Economics

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This field trip was not from a long time ago like most of my Field Trip Foto Fridays are. This one was just yesterday. [Note to self: Don’t walk 2 miles to field trip in Texas until December – 90 degrees does not qualify for autumn weather!] It wasn’t so bad on the way to […]