Month: June 2008

Color Coded Nature Walks

Noticed this flower on our walk at the creek last week. Since this week’s topic for The Homeschool Minute was the Charlotte Mason Method, I thought I’d pass along a neat entry I read this morning. In her Color Coded Nature Walks entry, Scribbit shares a great idea for coloring the inside compartments of an egg carton and then having…

Your I-Spy for the day

Can you find the crawdad? According to Wikipedia: Crayfish, crawfish, or crawdads, are freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters, to which they are closely related. They breathe through feather-like gills and are found in bodies of water that do not freeze to the bottom; they are also mostly found in brooks and streams where there is fresh water running, and which…

Coolin off at the creek

When it’s a zillion degrees outside, you can find us here – Cuz you know it’s hot when even the cats are tagging along to the creek. I mean at this point, I thought they were actually going to hop right in. We’re used to Faith hanging out with us at the creek. She’s a pretty good swimmer. And I…

My favorite Summer recipes!

I don’t usually love pasta salads, but this one has totally won me over!  I could just about eat it every day and it’s so simple to make. Italian Pasta Salad Ingredients: 1 box of  rotini pasta 3 chicken breasts 3 or 4 Vlasic Hearty Garlic pickles diced 1 tomato diced Italian dressing Directions:    1. Boil the pasta, rinse…