Speech From Two Months Ago by Rosa Koire

It has been at least 2 years since I have been able to see a recent Rosa Koire speech. Here is one from 2 months ago. If you want, skip to when she starts speaking.

Speech at a Tea Party Meeting 2 Months Ago by Rosa Korie

Time to Clean the Homeschool Room Again

It is time again to clean the homeschool room in preparation for a new acadmeic year. About a week ago, I did a complete overhaul on the contents of the cabinets and the bookshelves. Here is a video I made around Christmas time:

Cleaning the Homeschool Room of a Large Homeschooling Family

I used to have cabinets divided by purpose or subject. I have 4 cabinets. Now I have each cabinet made for 2 of us. One is for my husband and I, and each of the others for sets of two kids. I now have the bookshelf in there with 4 shelves, each dedicated to one of the four oldest kids. I think this will work better. I still have to clean more, though.

Guidance Requested, Please!

I have a favor to ask of you.

1) Please read Common Core Diva’s post from today about what education and labor are going to become (from birth to death or for the people from preschool to elderly).

2) Please read my comment on her post.

3) Please tell me what to do as a homeschool mom. I am lost and do not know what to do.

Thanks!

This is the wall I feel is being built to enhance control at the expense of liberty.

Northern Utah Back to Eden No-Till Organic Gardening, August 2018

I am getting better at getting good plants going. I am trying to focus on the positive here, but the photos show everything (morning glories: bindweed). Such is life. I am very pleased with my corn, climbing beans, squash and corn being in Native American Three Sisters Garden groupings. I like it because it makes it pretty and there is not as much weeding to do as there was when I had rows. I recommend it very much. I have to figure out how native americans gardened other things.

Black-Eyed Susans and another flower. I got these from a kind lady who lives in my ward. She is very good at sharing plants!

This is something I like that my friend gave me, also. I love it. It is stong and growing well.

Young Bartlett Pear Tree with a few pears

Young Bartlett Pear Tree #2 with a few pears.

Jacob’s Ladder will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and moths. It does well in the shade.

Wormwood is pretty and does well in the shade in this large barrel.

I think this is an Apple-Leaf Hawthorn Tree or a Washington Hawthorn Tree.

I like this tall young Early Elberta Peach Tree.

I have Lavendar next to the Peach tree to make bugs not want to come to the tree.

This is my first year with a Native American style Three Sisters Garden!

My mint does really well, tastes great, and the bees love the blossoms!

I got this from a gardening store but lost the label. What is it?!?

These are the greens above the ground, which belong to potatoes!

Large Broccoli leaves!

Catnip keeps mice and voles from eating the cabbage!

Concord Grapes!

Three Sisters grouping from above, including bindweed 😩

Dillweed (which I love) and weeds that I do not love.

Sage, bindweed and grass

Nasturtium keep the bugs away from the leaves of my veggies.

Early Girl, Cherry and Grape Tomatoes, Tomatillo, Rosemary, Chamomille

Yummy Rosemary to keep bugs away

I am impressed by how well this Catnip keeps the mosquitos out!

Broccoli Leaves!

I just checked out this post: Broccoli Leaves with no Head. It says I can slice the leaves and cook them. I will try it. I wonder what the leaves would do for a vegan smoothie that I would add berries and maple syrup to! I bet it would be great!

Broccoli plants with one Parsley plant inbetween them

Large Broccoli leaves with no broccoli head

My Haul of the Day: Wonderful Math Books for Homeschooling!

I am so excited about these math books for this coming academic year! They look awesome!

Vegan Restaurant Review: Cuppa (Ogden, UT)

My friends told me to come to this place, but it was difficult to find. Their logo, which is the word “cuppa” written in black in lowercase American Typewriter font, is on the brick on the building, very small. It is difficult to spot. There is no lit up sign. There is no big sign. There is no white behind “cuppa” for contrast, which, as a logo designer, I recommend they do next time. Contrast would at least help a bit more! Size would also help. BIGGER! Lit up would help, too. Young Electric Sign Company could help them with that, when they can afford it!

I was not expecting a 100% vegan, 100% certified organic cafĂ©, but that is what I got. On the back of a gift card they have for people to purchase, it says, “A cafĂ© for creatives.” There is a great selection of yummy vegan food. I had the Street Tacos, which include jackfruit, with added sprouts. It was yummy. My husband had a Sloppy Joe made with jackfruit, with chips. The chips were vegan barbecue chips, which I assume are Kettle brand (those are vegan) and apple chips. I had some chips. They were good. This was very delicious food.

I snapped some photos for you! Brigham City, Odgen, Layton, Salt Lake and Logan vegans, come check out this cafĂ© called Cuppa. It’s great! Cuppa is at 552 E. 25th Street in Ogden. It is next to the former Deseret Gym which is also a former part of the original Weber College. It is across the street (to the west) from the Weber County Library System’s Main Branch (currently closed for renovation).

If you are in the Ogden area and are a vegan, please also join our facebook group, “O-Town Vegan.” It is not owned by me but I post there often. It is a great way to connect with local vegans and to find out about grocery stores and restaurants for vegans. If anyone wishes to help us start up an “Anonymous for the Voiceless” for Ogden, please come onto O-Town Vegan on facebook and help us with that. I want to participate in one here in the Ogden area so badly!