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A visit to Maxine’s house

November 11th, 2012 by Joyce

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If you give a mouse a cookie

August 29th, 2011 by Joyce · 1 Comment

  he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.  If you give us a clogged condensate line coming from our air conditioner last Sunday night just after we send C&D to bed, we’ll realize that we can’t really unplug it.  So, we use a hacksaw and cut it open.  We could just add a […]

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Veggies at our house in the afternoon

July 13th, 2011 by Joyce

This summer, the rhythm of our weeks goes like this:  Dancing on Monday. Swim class and pool play on Tuesday, then meetings many Tuesday evenings.  Lunchtime book club at Rice on Wednesday, followed by friends and veggies at our house in the afternoon.  Swim class again on Thursday, then rushing to the allergist for my […]

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Just another day at home/school

February 25th, 2011 by Joyce · 3 Comments

When people find out I homeschool, one of the first questions they usually ask is, “What curriculum do you use?” I’m getting used to answering the question, just like I had to learn how to answer the question that inevitably came after “Are they twins?”: “Are they identical?” No, they’re not identical. Without getting too […]

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Busy Bees

February 19th, 2011 by Joyce

After last week’s weather with temperatures that dropped into the 20’s,  this week has been pleasant, almost too warm.  The song of the birds rises above the city traffic, and the bees are madly dashing about, searching for bits of nectar.  At home we’re juggling several projects, not especially well, and I’ve got little piles […]

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July 8th, 2010 by Joyce

What do you do on Wednesdays?  We hang around and hand out vegetables. Van Weldon from Wood Duck Farm started a CSA last year.  The farm is in Cleveland—about fifty miles north of town.   This is a little far to pick up some groceries so Joe, Van’s driver, delivers the weekly shares to various points […]

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Playing (with a Pentax)

April 23rd, 2010 by Joyce

George Ranch, Saturday 17 April Cowboys (Larry made these chaps himself.) Outdoor cooking class at the 1830’s Jones Stock Farm Getting used to the camera, and multitasking picture-taking/mothering/talking/breathing.  First several pictures were on a crazy-high ISO; Matt had been playing the Thursday before and the camera retained the settings.  (N.B., always check the settings before […]

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