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Mid-Summer Redux, with Pix

I thought y’all might want to see as well as hear what’s going on around here. First, there’s the baby goats: (Asher with Midori) (Isaiah holding Margarita) (Poppy nurses little Grog. Stout is in the background waiting his turn.) The baby goats aren’t the only baby things we have in profusion: (Marigold gave us 8…

Apparently Talisman Energy is taking the case for fraccing to kids in an adorable coloring book. As World Oil News reports: Following Talisman Terry, children are simplistically introduced to the complex issues of unconventional drilling, pipeline construction and land reclamation. Presented in before, during and after drilling images, the gas drilling process is introduced as…

Note to Parents – No Sleeping!

There’s an article about a couple of recent cases charging people (read: mothers) with neglect if they (gasp!) dare to go to sleep around their children. A couple of weeks ago in Delaware, a woman put her 3-year-old down for a nap and then took a nap herself. The 3-year-old got up and somehow escaped…

Poultry Addicts of the World, Unite!

“It is soooo hard to wait, Mom!” Isaiah is seven years old and when you are seven, uncertainty is torture. He asks me when the mail will get here 20 times a day, and can he go out and wait for the mail truck? I point out that it is 4 degrees F out there,…

Teaching Environmentalism to Kids

Robyn’s Adapting In Place Blog has a really great sermon she gave about teaching kids about the environment. I really like her points both about multiple environmentalisms, and also about the way kids react to empty nonsense like “101 ways you can save the planet.” The whole thing is well worth a read! Robyn is…

Science Blogs is celebrating the beginning of the new school year with a series of 101-style posts, introducing the basics of a concept. I’ve got a couple of basics posts I’d like to do, but this one seemed particularly apt to me. I’m a homeschooler, but it isn’t only homeschoolers that struggle with the question…

At my house today it was 82 and humid. It is hot, but there’s a breeze, and shade from the trees. The air is heavy and moist, but rich and green and earthy as well, and my house stays cool downstairs. In New York City today, the temperature was above 90, and I can still…