I bought this book last Friday at an independently owned bookstore in Johnson (I am trying to support small local businesses, but books are really hard for me because there is usually at least a 30% difference in price between Amazon. But then again, a book store on Main Street with a real person to talk with, real books to look through, I think the extra money is worth it.)
Anyway, I was looking through it at lunch and Sarah was interested in looking at it herself the minute she read the title. She spent the better part of the next hour or so figuring out how the book was set up ("oh they are alphabetical mom", she informs me as I am cleaning out the side barn). She grabbed her side kick, Abe, and off they went foraging. One thing we have a lot of on our property is cattails (which you saw the other day - oh, we also learned that cattail fluff does not make a good pillow stuffing - worms, little white ones - yeck!). So she pulled one up and cut off the root and boiled it and tasted it. She told me it was ok - not bad, not great, but ok.
I, of course, noticed the nice brown water it left after boiling and tried to dye some yarn, but it didn't take.
Sarah collected some leaves while she was outside to do some rubbings.
Abe relaxing after doing some spinning - surely his brain is spinning too.
Abby made these rabbit toys. She took two maple branch slices and drilled 6 evenly space holes in each (she had to divide fractions) and then hammered down the dowels.
I am working on documenting what goes on each day so I don't forget that lots of good stuff really does happen without my interference but with my support.