Apr 022008
 

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We’ve had a nice couple of days again, so we’ve spent some time outdoors.  We read about pollination in Exploring Creation with Botany.  My 8 yo daughter made her notebook page outside.

Pollination Notebook Page
Here she is working on her page.
Pollination Notebook Page
And her completed page.

She used a page from the Basic-plus set of Notebooking Pages from Notebookingpages.com.   I was really proud of the job that she did.

 

My older son much prefers making his notebook pages on the computer.  He’s a terrific artist, but he prefers typing to writing so much that he doesn’t like to do notebooking on paper.  So, for the most part, I let him use the computer.

Pollination Notebook Page
10 year old ds notebook page

I trimmed my lavender plant (a lot) and have lots of lavender drying in the attic.  I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it all.  I might use it in a wreath if it dries well.  DD wants to put some in soap.  I’m not sure what I need to do with it first to use in soap.  I have the  Your Backyard Herb Garden. I need to check out what to do with dried lavender leaves in there.

 

Then I cranked up the Mantis tiller (well, I can’t crank it, I had to wait for dh) and tilled up a little patch for spinach.  This is quite an experiment for me.  I’ve not had great success with gardening in the past, but I really want to try it again.  We have tomato and pepper plants that we’re growing from seed in the light hut.  So far one tomato plant has sprouted.