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Sailing Sassafras

View this post on Instagram Sailing sassafras A post shared by Ann Courcy (@barkingfrogfarm) on Oct 20, 2018 at 9:19am PDT

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Schoolmates’ Library – Books for Autumn

Autumn has arrived! It’s time to read books about cool air, big blue skies, busy animals preparing for winter, south-flying birds, the changing color of leaves and more. This year, we started with Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn, written and illustrated … Continue reading

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Drinking Nectar

At Mimi’s house, I saw a butterfly drinking nectar. — Hallie, almost 5-years-old

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Explorer Finds from the Trail

As we hike the trails around Schoolmates, the eagle-eye Explorers discover many things that interest them. Here are some things they found this week. The Explorers really like worms.

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My Back to School Hike

First day of school had arrived for Stephen and Aurora. I put them on their bus and returned to my now quiet kitchen. My school starts a week later than theirs, so I had the day to myself. I made … Continue reading

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Signs of Chipmunks

During a hike in New York, a piece of wood caught my eye. Its was weathered white and circular in shape. When I knelt down to take a picture of it, I noticed an opened nutshell, then another, and another. … Continue reading

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Goldfinch Fever

At the first hint of spring, I bought two bright yellow thistle feeders—one for the Explorers and one for me and my family. In my twenties, I visited my friends Greg and Melinda, in Martha’s Vineyard. Their house had a … Continue reading

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Jack’s Shares his Exciting Morning

Jack, one of the Explorers at Schoolmates, arrived on a Monday morning with a photograph and a great story about an owl, a mouse, and three blue jays. Earlier that morning, Jack and his mom heard a racket in their backyard. … Continue reading

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My Favorite Kind of Streaming!!!

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Seeing Greens, Lots and Lots of Greens

Turn off the screens and take it outside. Take time from work, from chores, from the day to day-tasks that keep us busy. Adults and children, take it outside. Each week I will challenge you to see and hear new … Continue reading

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