Archive for June, 2010

Jun 28 2010

Flight Training

Published by admin under Kids

Early this spring, our youngest found some plastic scraps leftover from an old portable greenhouse. 
And with a little help from Dad…

…he knew just what to do.

Up, up and away!

This may not end well.

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Jun 28 2010

A Blast From The Past

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Yesterday, we had a tornado warning.  The sirens sounded, so we went to the basement to hang out.  Away from their computers and Wii game, the boys had “nothing to do”.  So, they found this old Atari game in a box and hooked it up.

One would think that with all the modern games out there, [...]

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Jun 27 2010

The Arsenal

Published by admin under Frugal Living, Kids

My boys are way into firearms and blades.

Dad made these and they are some of their favorite toys.
You’ll notice that in addition to the rifle, shotguns, pistols, sword and machete (which incidentally was made especially for a Jason – from Friday the 13th movie fame - costume last year), there is also a block of solid [...]

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Jun 27 2010

For Whom The Bells Toll

Published by admin under Wildlife and Nature

This photo was taken in our yard.

We live near a Monestary.
What does that have to do with this coyote?
Well, every morning at 6 a.m. and every night at 6 p.m., the Monestary bells ring.
I always picture a brown cloaked hunchback climbing to the top of a tower when I hear those bells.

But, I digress.
When the [...]

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Jun 27 2010

Back To The Grind

Published by admin under Frugal Living, Uncategorized

I’m out of my favorite Gluten Free Flour Mix again.
Time to get out the heavy artillery.

We ordered this grinder last year, just a couple months after going Gluten Free.  We figured that  although it was expensive, it would pay for itself over time since GF Flours are not cheap. 
We buy our brown rice in bulk at [...]

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Jun 26 2010

Breaking All The Rules

Published by admin under Homeschooling

We definitely like breaking the rules. 
So, when we were studying Australian Animals, and learned about Echidnas and Platypus’ (or would that Platypi?), we acquired a great fondness for these very special creatures. 
MONOTREME:   ”Any animal of the Monotremata, the most primitive order of mammals, characterized by certain birdlike and reptilian features, as hatching young from eggs, and [...]

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Jun 19 2010

Greetings from The Compound

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Welcome.

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