We now have the makings of five gallons of hot sauce fermenting on our kitchen counters. (Many thanks to a friend for generously providing us with an assortment of peppers!) Jars of spicy peppers are just one of the many brews bubbling in our house. If you are interested in reading more about our fermentation journey, I have an article all about it in this month’s Wild + Free bundle!
with a dear friend.
We walked up the Whaleback trail this morning and found some of the first autumn leaves. The girls are so eager to show Wallace how to dip leaves in beeswax! Ellen said, “There are so many exciting things for him to discover!” Yes, indeed.
Only in paper doll land can Martin Luther King Jr. bring his family to meet Princess Diana!
I love watching her teaching herself how to play the concertina. She has an amazing gift for making music.
Yes, he needs a haircut! We tried a couple of weeks ago, but he had a tiny toddler tantrum in the barber shop!
Leo Creek was our classroom this morning.
60 pounds of cabbage
6 gallons of sauerkraut
2 gallons of kimchi
5 tired people go to the beach.
They are growing up.
These — the first two cousins —
as they pass gracefully through the threshold of childhood . . .
there are seven little ones younger than the two of them,
Cleaning off the table at the end of the week . . . there is much I want to remember and savor here. After two very challenging first weeks, this week was wonderful. The weather. Walks outside. Star gazing. Beach time. Books. Poetry. Writing. Exploring. Wallace’s morning circle. Making wreaths. Shakespeare. Music lessons. Expanding our timeline. Looking at works of great art. Math with Papa. These are the things of my homeschool dreams.
Soft morning light.
Plush, busy baby hands.
Big sister helps him up
on to her lap.
She makes a space
among the many projects
on her morning desk.