Environmental Education

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Turkey Gobbling

Turkey Gobbling

Sometimes I wonder if we're doing the right thing living all the way out in the middle of no where, trying our hands at this whole homesteading thing. Then, things like this spontaneously happen while I'm busy doing chores and I think, "Yep, this is exactly where we're supposed to be!" And that sweet girl of ours, I really can't…
Crabby Pants & the Magic of Nature

Crabby Pants & the Magic of Nature

As someone who has a degree in Environmental Education...and as someone who has spent the last decade working with children...I know that time spent in nature is incredibly beneficial for children. It's good for all of us, but it seems to help children out of a funk almost immediately. So why, then, am I finding it so hard to remember…
The Benefits of Urban Farming

The Benefits of Urban Farming

It seems as though Urban Farming is one of those things that more and more people are catching on to.  A few years ago, when I would talk to people in our community about our chickens and bees and all of the veggie beds we were building, more often than not I would be looked at either in confusion or…
2014 Goals and Aspirations

2014 Goals and Aspirations

The fall of 2013 brought about a couple of really big hiccups in my world and it is time for me to re-set my attention on my intentions. That said, I intend to get myself organized around my daily tasks and to-do lists. I intend to spend less time on social media and more time on the farm, in this…

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Snow Flakes

MATERIALS: Square pieces of paper (recycled, new, plain or with a pattern, any color you like), scissors TIME FRAME: 15 - 60 minutes PROCEDURE: Fold your paper diagonally to create a triangle Fold your paper in half to create a smaller triangle (make sure your two pointy corners meet) Fold your triangle in half one more time to create an…

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Build a Volcano

MATERIALS: A small plastic or paper cup, clay, vinegar, baking soda, flour, a cookie sheet, two measuring cups, measuring spoons, red food coloring (optional) TIME FRAME: 30 - 60 minutes PROCEDURE: Place your cup on your cookie sheet Using your clay, create your volcano over the cup remembering to leave the opening open so your volcano can explode later! Once…