Summer is ticking by, and we are enjoying it fully! This past Saturday Quentin and I celebrated our 14th Anniversary. We went to the movies to see Spider Man and Quentin cooked our meals for the day. It is hard to get my guys to go out to eat lately. Too many Yahoo articles on restaurants I suppose?! My favorite gift was an old chair-of course! I was admiring this one in a shop down town a couple of weeks ago. It was a nice surprise!
Our garden is still doing good. We have been picking zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, and cabbage. There are baby green beans that will have to be picked soon. We have frozen 58 cups of shredded zucchini. We like it in brownies, bread, and muffins. We also like it sliced and fried, but I am mostly too lazy to stand and fry anything!
I think I have figured out how to take care of cabbage now. I froze 4 quarts from one head of cabbage yesterday and have two more cabbages recovering from some kind of caterpillars that I killed off with Dawn dish liquid. When my zucchini plants are finished I plan to plant more cabbage in its place.
It has cooled off enough here to comfortably work outside. It is only 75º out right now. Yesterday we even got a lot of rain. There are tons of green tomatoes on the vines, and I am hoping the rain will help them to ripen.
This morning we started school. It will be several weeks until we are back at it full time. Our schedule for the year looks like this:
7 am Feed goats & tidy up the house
7:30 am Breakfast
8 am History (drive thru history America foundations of character)
8:30 am Math (teaching textbooks & math u see)
11 am lunch
11:30 am break
12 noon English(rod and staff)
1 pm science (a beka will do rod and staff when finished with last years book)
1:30 pm Spelling (spelling power)
2 pm Reading(rod and staff ordered day before yesterday)
3 pm Feed and Water Animals & outdoor chores
When we finish up with History we will work on Health which will more than likely be Rod and Staff. I am allowing 2 1/2 hours for math. That will give me time to go over assignments, get everyone started on their work, and one on one time if needed. We are excited to be working on school again. We really enjoyed Drive Thru History America this morning. For the first time I felt like I was doing a good job teaching History, and it was fun!
I hope you all are enjoying your summer and keeping cool!