Making applesauce, investigating apples and apple painting

Every year around this time I begin making large quantities of applesauce.  Two out of three of my children eat it almost as fast as I can make it.  My two year old can’t stand it and even made up a song recently containing the lyrics, “Applesauce, I don’t like…

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Our First Experience With Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

This week we ate the last of the arugula, potatoes and Swiss chard from our local CSA .   Community Supported Agriculture offers the opportunity for members of a community to buy a share of what is grown at a local farm.  Since this was our first time, we paid for…

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Teachable Moments at the Jersey Shore-Part 2

In addition to all that can be learned in the natural areas of the Jersey Shore, there are many educational opportunities to be found in surrounding areas. The Cape May Zoo is less than thirty minutes by car from Ocean City, New Jersey.  We have been visiting this zoo since…

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Lessons from my son

Though I spend a lot of time and energy helping my children learn about the world, they teach me more with very little effort.  Next week my oldest son will turn eight.  I love all my children’s birthdays.  I love throwing parties and celebrating the milestones they have reached each…

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