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:
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.
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 #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!
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!
To find this stuff, look on amazon and etsy. Search for the titles of these old-fashioned readers. Even at $16 for a used book, they are worth the money. You can find a guide online to old-fashioned readers and which ones come first, second and third in a series. I use multiple series. I use Bob Books, Spelling Workout, Brainquest, School Zone Books, Frontline Phonics books, and very old books. I use Preschool Prep Company Books and DVD’s. I use some montssori from http://thehelpfulgarden.blogspot.com