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The Fox went out on a chilly night…

This is one of our favorite songs right now. Thanks to Wikipedia, I just learned that this song originated in 13th century England. There are dozens of recordings out there (Pete Seeger!) and several picture books, including one illustrated by

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Thoughts on the Halloween season

Have you noticed the spiders? The garden spiders are amazing in this season as they grow larger and larger, weaving their beautiful webs to catch the flies feasting on fallen fruit, spangled with drops of fog in the morning. Huge

Posted in seasons in the garden, thoughts about life

So many plums

Plums for snack Plums for lunch Plum yum Too many plums is hard on the tum

Posted in seasons in the garden

Rain Coat season is coming soon

Believe it or not, it’s time to think about rain coats and rain pants! Your child will need a raincoat that is truly waterproof, and large enough to fit over their warmer clothing, and rain pants as well. A company

Posted in recommendations, seasons in the garden

Spring harvest

Look at this beauty in the spring garden!  The radishes are nice, too.

Posted in seasons in the garden

Do you wonder about the importance of play? This article is a few years old, and everything in it is still true. Read it, and then go play! Taking Play Seriously, NY Times Magazine:
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I am deeply grateful to Brené Brown for her work on courage, vulnerability and empathy. If you don’t know her work, start with this short but powerful animation, and then go to her webpage.
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When I’m not teaching, I volunteer with Bark, the defenders and protectors of Mt. Hood. Free monthly hikes, monthly educational talks on forest issues, families welcome! Come learn how to defend the forest.
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