You may notice a few recipes in my Children and Nature Blog. If the kids are well nourished, then they will have more energy and more stamina to hike, bike, climb, ski, and paddle. This recipe is a favorite of my own kids and I hope your kids will like it as well. I have been making it every week or two for a couple of years. This recipe is lactose free and uses only traditional, natural ingredients. The sweetness comes from honey, which may be easier to digest than table sugar or high…Continue
My vantage point is as an American mother raising two young children in urban China. We…Continue
Added by Katie Scott on October 10, 2010 at 8:52pm — No Comments
We were on a hike recently to Buck Mountain, near Lake George NY, and happened to find this good sized cairn near the peak. It got me to thinking about how kids just don't get much chance to build with natural materials. This particular cairn looked a bit like an ancient castle. What a great introduction to engineering. Small children piling up a few rocks in the garden as a focal point; older children designing more complex arrangements. Simple…Continue
You managed to wake the kids up, feed and dress them, and mapquested your local apple orchard. What now?
1. Decide what you plan to do with the apples. For incredible apple pies, try to use a 50:50 mix of Empire and MacIntosh. For fresh and mulled cider, avoid the sweet dessert apples and go straight for the tart apples, the ones with tannins (Cortland, Haralson, MacIntosh, Granny Smith). For fresh eating through the winter, choose apples with a good storage reputation…Continue
Added by Nancy Bunker on October 9, 2010 at 5:43am — No Comments
I went to a local fiber festival last month. While I was there I purchased a fleece from an Icelandic sheep. The fleece was about $30.00 and will make lots and lots of yarn for many projects.
First step- buy good quality , well skirted spinning fleece. I like Icelandic because it is soooo soft. The fibers are a great length for novice spinners and the finished articles feel great next to the skin. Great variety of natural colors…Continue
Added by Nancy Bunker on October 8, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments
So you plan to spend the afternoon at the local farmers's market. Are you interested in trying something new?
Buy some fresh heavy cream from the local dairy farmer. Pasteurized cream is OK. Take it home and chill it well.
Put the heavy cream in the kitchenaid mixer bowl and turn the mixer on to medium speed. I put some freeezer blocks near the bowl to keep it cool while mixing (about 1/2 hour or so) Stay in the room while the cream mixes and whips up. It will pass…Continue
Added by Sharon Petersen on October 8, 2010 at 5:55am — No Comments
My daughter and I painted with a snake a few months ago. Sounds crazy but its true. We like to create with Nature in all kinds of settings. To read more visit my June blog posting at: The Drive to Create- Artful Encounters in Nature…
Note to readers: I posted this to my personal blog in August 2010 and just got around to posting it now at C&NN!
I gave Mother Nature a good laugh this week. After reading Last Child in the Woods, I made an attempt to return to nature with my children. For the past seven days, the average daily temperature was 103 degrees. If there is anytime of the year in Las Vegas that should be spent indoors, it is the month of August. However, in the…Continue
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October 16 and 17, 2010
Tremendous show at the fairgrounds in Rhinebeck New York.
Great day outside for the whole family. Watch sheep shearing, spinning and weaving demonstrations. Get up close and personal with angora bunnies, alpacas, llamas and sheep. See hand dyed wool . Learn to spin on a spindle and make your own yarn from scratch. Stock up on unique knitting and crochet yarn for the fall. Learn where clothing comes from,…Continue
Added by Nancy Bunker on October 3, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments
It was a morning of showers, but a forecast of clearing skies. Our TREES Workshop began. We met in the Gathering Room to discuss some facts about trees, and then we hit the trails as the sun peaked through the clouds. We saw the damage from storms earlier this year. We…Continue
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by R. T. Eady, Foot Whisperer,…Continue
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