October 5 - 10
Photos from our days...
Sylvia, looking all grown up, getting color highlights
"Mama, how will we know which path to take back? We might get lost."
Twelve is not too old to play at the park...
Or to share a shake with two straws.
"Ma, can I use some buttons from Great Grandmas's button bag? I'll give them back when I'm done with them..."
"Hmmm, sounds mysterious. Go ahead."
Camille and I have been enjoying a free app called Buttons and Scissors. It's a fun, surprisingly addictive, logical thinking type game where the object of the game is to "cut off two or more buttons of the same colour, as they lie in the same direction; up-down, left-right or diagonally. Once selected the scissors kick in and remove the buttons. You have to ensure no other buttons get in the way of your cutting and the aim of each level is to remove all the buttons. It’s an incredibly simple concept, but as levels progress and grid size increases, gameplay gets progressively tougher."
So, I totally should have guessed that she was making me a real live version of buttons and scissors, but somehow I didn't.
With the sunny October that we've been having, our home has been staying toasty with heat from our solar panels. We've only had a couple evenings that were cool enough to build a fire in the woodstove, but it's so cozy when we do.
We found a little 'bridge' made of naturally exposed tree roots and hypothesized about how it was formed.
"It's plenty shallow. Go ahead if you're comfortable with the possibility of getting wet."
little 'I Spy' houses at the library
Ruminant (The Grand Masticator) by Karl UnnaschThis stained glass tractor is now a permanent art installation in the town of Reedsburg.
Lucky 13: Elephant in the Room by Erika Nelson
Monday is Wash Day by Brenda Baker
hay bale and tire Minions, unlabeled artist
Gallery of Stitches by Ruth Roecker and Vicky Baumgarten
A Mutual Curiosity by Thomas Ferrella.This was one of eight un-mapped 'Eye Spies' we saw along the route.
Tree from Within by Peter Krsko
American Gourdthic and Farmhenge by Harlan Ferstl and the McCluskey Brothers
Land Chimes by Joshua Lantzy and Jamie Topper
Soil Quilt by Erin Schneider, the Soil & Friends
chatting with a painter along the roadside
An Ax to Grind by Baraboo Range Preservation Society
Field Billiards by Wilkinson & Ramsey families
Red Piano Project by Reedsburg ArtsLink
That concludes this lengthy installation of This Unschooling Life, where education meets fun meets art meets life. :)