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Dandelion Jelly

Plentiful in our yards are the yellow-flowered dandelions.  Usually thought of as a weed, these bright-colored flowers have a lot of health benefits and did you know can be eaten?  This summer, instead of trying to rid your home of dandelions, put them to good use! One of the ways you can use dandelions in your backyard is to make ...

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Adventures in Birdwatching!

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the ...

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Kids In The Kitchen: A Taste of Egypt

Egyptian foods are healthy, delicious, and nutritious! Almonds and pistachios, cinnamon and mint…there’s also feta cheese, cucumbers, pomegranates, dates, and grapes…just to name a few of the foods Egyptians enjoy regularly. Egypt, which makes its home along the Nile River and its fertile basin, is able to grow much of its own food. Fresh fruit is abundant and readily available. ...

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Easter Garden Craft

Here’s what you need: a short basin a small clay or plastic planter soil small rocks one large flat rock grass seed or moss some sticks   Instructions: Fill basin with a thin layer of soil. Place the small clay planter in the basin and pour soil around it. You may want to wet the soil so that you can ...

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Easy Eggshell Seed Pots

Here’s what you need: Eggshells Egg Carton Soil Seeds Instructions: Wash out the eggshells with warm soapy water. Poke a drainage hole at the bottom with a sewing needle. Place the eggshells in the egg carton. Fill eggshells with potting soil. Place seeds in eggshells, making sure they are covered with soil. Using a spray bottle, dampen the soil. Place ...

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Add Gardening To Your Homeschool

Now that it’s starting to warm up a little outside, you may want to incorporate some gardening into your homeschool and family life this spring and summer. It is a skill well worth learning and is one your child will carry with them for the rest of their life! The educational opportunities within the realm of gardening are wide and ...

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Medieval Apple Tart Recipe

Medieval Apple Tart Recipe What would have Sir Francis Drake enjoyed for dessert?  Most likely something similar to this apple tart recipe.  Simple, but delicious, make this old-time recipe become a new favorite of your family’s! Ingredients 4 – 5 apples 6 figs, chopped 1/4 cup raisins 1 1/2 tsp.  powder douce 1/4 tsp. salt pinch saffron What is Powder Douce?  Many medieval recipes call ...

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Gardening In The Winter With Sprouts

Supplies Needed: 1 quart-sized glass jar 1 square cheesecloth or sprout jar (to over lid) 1 rubber band (if using cheesecloth) 1 teaspoon 1-4 oz. of sprout seeds (alfalfa, green lentils, mung beans, black-eyed peas, radish) 1 roll paper tolls Instructions: Pour 2 teaspoons of sprout seeds into the jar and add enough water to cover the seeds. Cover the ...

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