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Nature Club – We’re Going on a Tree Hunt

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, …

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Candlemas Bright

“This ancient festival marks the midpoint of winter, halfway between the shortest day and the spring equinox. Candlemas is a traditional Christian festival that commemorates the ritual purification of Mary forty days after the birth of her son Jesus.  On this day, Christians remember the presentation of Jesus Christ in the Temple…. In pre-Christian times, …

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Star Luminary and a Winter Festival E-Book Giveaway!

 I do behold the world, Wherein there shines the sun, Wherein there gleam the stars, Wherein there lie the stones, The plants, they live and grow, The beasts they feel and move, And man to spirit gives A dwelling in his soul. I do behold the soul That lives within me. God’s spirit lives and …

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Time to Breathe and New E-Book Releases!

For the last two months, we have been working feverishly around here writing and creating two wonderful new e-books through Little Acorn Learning.  The children have been helping me with the crafts and in the evenings and on weekends I have been carving out time to write. My partner in this Festival Series project, Sara …

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Autumn Equinox Birthday Celebration

Today as we welcomed the first day of Autumn, my family and I celebrated Brianna’s 6th birthday with her friends from school at a local farm.   The party began with the instructor talking to the children about the various animals on the farm and explaining all of the ins and outs of the farm …

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Foraging Wild Raspberries

We have discovered wild raspberries all over our property this summer and the girls are just in LOVE with gathering them up each day.  It has become one of their most favorite things to do in the summer afternoons as they search and pick each ripe berry and place it in the bowl.  I first discovered …

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Dandelion Tea

The children harvested dandelions from our playyard today so we could make Dandelion Tea together.   It is well-known that the root of dandelions have many healing properties.  A huge new grant has been put toward researching more about this beautiful “weed” after findings that dandelion root tea killed cancer cells.  The children did not …

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The Easter Story by Annie Willis McCullough

It was late in the fall when Fuzzy Caterpillar gave up. “I suppose this is the end of me,” he thought in his little round head as he tried to wriggle across the road and couldn’t because his back was so stiff. “Now I am an old man and I shall never see another summer. …

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