A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Since moving to BC, I find I am much more interested in the weather and the change of seasons. I suspect that it has to do with spending sooooo much more time outside with the kids but I also find that with the mountains and lakes as backdrop, it is hard to ignore. It certainly changes your perspective on our place in the whole ecosystem being relatively small...unfortunately our 'footprint' is large.
When people hear that we homeschool, they often say, wow that must keep you busy. Well, yes it does...in a way... but it is also really easy to build learning into our day, when you combine such a rich, natural playground and a child's natural curiosity with well...nature! These are some of our recent science adventures...
And for us... even better when we can combine arts/crafts and nature...
And just lately....the girls have been coming up with all kinds of pulleys, look-outs and sightings of all kinds from here, at the back of our yard:
Just imagine the fun we will have with 10 acres to roam and a few chickens, goats, sheep and some dogs hanging around!