Saturday, September 6, 2008

What did you do this summer?

We mostly hung out here in the Garden State.
Growing our garden here in our backyard, and one at
a local University's Community Organic Garden.
We spent time down the shore playing in the surf
and sand (we got a yearly pass, not only to save money, but to contribute in some way to
keeping the park open running and all those birds happy.We also played in our own house with
our two kitties, Alley and Pumpkin and our two Hermit Crabs
( I am respecting their request that their true names are not used here on the blog to protect their privacy)
and watching the tank full of fish swim
and well, honestly that is all they do.
We reduced, re-used and recycled, and we did pick up a reel mower.
We canned and froze as much of our own food as we could, to keep it local
and organic and use less resources all around.
We improved our reading skills (Princess) and our canning skills (me) and
Farmer Dad will probably tell you that he just keeps getting better at everything
all the time.
As we get ready to embark upon a new homeschool year, I am reflecting
back at the past year.As the saying goes...We've come a long way baby,
but we still have a long road ahead.
The same goes for cleaning up the environment.
Click here to see how one group spent their summer
trying to figure out how to make a difference.
Zilla, Mr.Jimmy was involved...enough said. ;-)


zilla said...

You guys got a lot done! I'm glad Mr Jimmy is still on the job. He's truly living a life of service, as are you & your family.

Sarah said...

Sounds like you had a great summer. Thanks for stopping by my blog last week. You've got some great resources listed here!

Cher Mere said...

Ah, the end of summer. Good recap post! I like how you tied in your environmentalism.

I think that is a good idea! We can ask ourselves "what did I do this season (or this week) to make the world greener?"

emily wheeler said...

That's a great quote from Fred Rogers, I admire your approach to learning and teaching!

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My homeschool buddies and I are all posting pics of our "home schools" as part of our idea sharing.

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