13 November 2015

Homeschool Happenings.

Woodjie and Rose helped make steak fries recently.  I cut potatoes and the children mixed in parmesan olive oil and laid the fries out on a tray.   Liberally sprinkled with salt and pepper.  (The girl shaker is pepper and the shaker with the "pants" is the salt.  They have little handles.) Next, I put it into the oven at 400 degrees F and flipped the fries once after they'd been cooking for a bit. 

Apparently they were rilly rilly delicious.

We have been reading Laura Ingalls Wilder's Farmer Boy. Almanzo had to churn butter on rainy days.  This is as close as we're going to get to that in the 'burbs.  Heavy whipping cream in an empty plastic candy jar with a lid.  Shake it up... keep shaking, keep shaking... for a very long time.

Then, you have butter! 


We spent today playing "Telling Time" bingo, doing magnetic mosaics, and doodling around on Chesskid.com.  Hope your day was great, too!


  1. Rose and Woodjie look so happy! Love that they got to make butter! We've done that a couple times. Your salt and pepper shakers are very nice!

  2. I love the salt and pepper shakers! They're so adorable. Mmmm, steak fries. I haven't had fries in ages.
    I have made butter though. Once I was idly spinning a bowl of left over whipped cream around and around with a spoon while chatting, not noticing what was happening in the bowl until it thickened to butter.

    1. You discovered that by accident? You must've been fun in science class!

  3. The fries sound super yum~! Love the pottery shakers.


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