The chickens were released from their coop and fed some grains. Ayla collected the eggs, with all of her 3-year-old enthusiasm for such a job.
Camille watered her plants and aerated her hydroponic lettuce with a hand pump.
Camille and I looked at some funny pictures online and played around on some Griddlers logic puzzles. We checked the Grandiloquent word of the day. The girls played on a little keyboard, and danced and recorded their music.
After some sustaining food, we set out the back door and on down the hill.
wild cucumber (not edible)
the last of the elderberries
colorful seeds (Anyone out there know what this is?)
(added) We discovered what it is, American ginseng!
Mama, it's a saxophone
Oooh, a tiny toad!
We eventually reemerged in our yard and raided the garden.
Sylvi, in the yellow pear tomato jungle
Camille and Sylvia wanted to do some still life art, and listened to piano concertos on Pandora.
Ayla eventually joined in with some crayons.
After getting out the kids' tape measure to see how tall each had grown, they developed some elaborate fishing game, in which Ayla 'reeled' in her sisters with carrots as 'worms' for bait. When they tired of that, they watched an episode of The Powerpuff Girls on Netflix.
With evening approaching, I was in and out of the house and kitchen. We prepped and ate dinner very informally. Yesterday's laundry was taken off the line and a freshly washed load hung out to dry.
According to the school calendar, today is Sylvia's first day of 1st grade and Camille's first day of 5th grade. It's another Tuesday in this joyful life and a glorious way to kick off the 'school year' for our family.
~a day in this unschooling life