***Things I'm thinking about...Homeschool planning, just like last week. I have what we will do for Core A/first grade pretty well planned out and am now working on fourth grade plans. I like to go youngest to oldest in my plans. I don't need to report to the school district until June, but I like to get started early so I don't have to stress (too much).
***Barn & garden happenings...Two-ish gallons of maple syrup and a big pan of maple candy, and we are calling the season done! Now on to the garden. We planted four apple trees over the weekend and I have some lettuce seedlings that need to go out into the cold frame. We have one chicken with a prolapsed vent that we have been treating. Hopefully she will recover okay-fingers crossed!
***In our kitchen... Our Vietnamese meal last week was a huge hit. We got a few take-out dishes and supplemented with two we made at home. I have decided that Monday is going to be "Kids Cook" night. Grace cooked last Monday- pasta with tomato-basil cream sauce. The boys are cooking this week, though I expect I will have to help them out here and there.They are very excited about cooking for everyone, and I am hoping this excitement lasts!
*** In our homeschool...James and I are scheduled to read A Little Princess this week from our older version of Core C (I think they have dropped it from the newer version). However, I do not think he is going to enjoy this book at all (bit of an anti-princess/girly story thing going on right now) so I am thinking we will skip it. It's getting to be that time of year when I just feel like wrapping things up and not arguing!
***Creating...Not too much. The kids have been doing art pretty consistently every Friday and I actually think they are getting burnt out on art projects. I think the next two weeks we may do an Easter craft or two instead.
***A few plans for the week ahead... Our extracurricular load is increasing after a relatively quiet winter. This week we are adding archery and riding lessons back into the calendar. I hope to be able to find time here and there to plant some stuff-maybe peas?
***And here's our latest John Audobuon print for our picture study...ruby-throated hummingbirds. I look forward to seeing these little guys at our sugar water feeder soon. We saw our first butterflies of the season today-so hummingbirds can't be too far behind.
Have a wonderful week!