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Winter Hike at Shaker Village

Yesterday we took a long hike at Shaker Village, on the Tanyard Trail (6 miles).  The end of the semester has us feeling a bit of cabin fever (so much grading and writing time . . .), so it was … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Fans

Katherine and Nathaniel have finally gotten into Harry Potter.  That’s good in many ways: they’re reading, they’re asking interesting questions, and they’re sharing something fun with each other.  On the other hand, it also means we’re having to set rules … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Hike

On our first day of Thanksgiving Break, we drove about an hour west, to Vernon-Douglas State Nature Preserve.  If our destinations seem a bit random, know that they’re often motivated by Sydney’s attention to bird alerts from around the state.  … Continue reading

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Two Nathaniel Stories

A few nights ago, Nathaniel emerged from his room at 10pm.  As he shuffled toward me, blinking in the lamplight, he said quite distinctly, “Mommy, I would like you to move the Harry Potter books to the high shelf.” “Did … Continue reading

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Halloween and the end of the farmer’s market season

Last night the kids enjoyed a Halloween-themed party at one of the dorms at the university, where they got to play games, paint balloons, decorate cookies, and see half of Wilmore.  There is a city-wide bash on Tuesday, when all … Continue reading

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I Spy . . . Farmer Sydney. Can you?

(our car is the small white rectangle in the bottom right corner, if that helps you with scale) Sydney discovered that the Google drones apparently caught him at work in the field earlier this spring.  It looks peaceful from so … Continue reading

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Singing Together

Earlier this week we joined a crowd at Asbury for a hymn sing.  Katherine has really gotten into music, both piano and voice, but this demanded more sight-reading than she’s had to do before.  Thankfully, a sizable portion of the … Continue reading

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Odd tastes

I slip Katherine a new book during Nathaniel’s nap time, and she reports back: “I like this one.  A lot.  She likes a lot of the same things I do.  Goats.” After I give her an astonished look, she adds: … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Bus

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