Pardon me while I muse a bit...
One night this week we roasted two of our homegrown chickens for dinner and then cooked up a batch of homemade broth. I love cooking with my kids. Enjoying the savory aroma of the crockpot simmering all day long and looking forward to a bowl of nourishing homemade soup is one of my favorite things about wintertime. :)
Having six and a half weeks until the first day of spring means that we're still deep in the midst of winter. The sun continues to rise late and set early, but we're enjoying a little more daylight bit by bit as the the spring equinox approaches. Our school days have mostly been spent cozied up by the fire. Read aloud time each morning has provided opportunity for productive artistic pursuits...sketching, designing bookmarks for the local library's annual bookmark contest, building puzzles, crocheting granny squares, knitting, etc. Before we know it we'll be outdoors working in the garden, mowing and weeding, and chopping wood for next year's fires, but for now we're enjoying these cozy winter days.
What have you been up to this week?
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