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Get Growing – Facts about Sunflowers

Children love giants and they love to know facts—especially nature facts they think no one else knows. Sunflowers deliver on both counts. Some varieties of sunflowers grow to 12 feet high. They are fast growing plants that almost grow before … Continue reading

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Get Growing – Peas and Greens

All winter I look forward to the new planting season. Yet each year I am surprised by how early it can start, and I have to rush to catch up. Peas, lettuce, and spinach can be planted in the garden … Continue reading

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Get Growing

When Aurora was fourteen months old she discovered tomatoes in the garden. She would walk-toddle really-down the row of plants until she came to the cherry tomatoes. Once she found the small round fruit, she would sit down in the … Continue reading

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Tap those trees

Tapping Maple trees is a great way to share one of natures secrets with children. Yes, that sweet, golden syrup that goes great on pancakes, comes from Maple trees. It takes about 10 gallons of sap to produce one quart … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Pledge

Just before Christmas, Aurora’s Brownie Troop made coupons as Christmas gifts for their mothers and fathers. The coupons read: This coupon entitles you to 1 big hug. This coupon entitles you to 1 set table: knives, forks, spoons, napkins and even … Continue reading

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A New Year's Pledge

Just before Christmas, Aurora’s Brownie Troop made coupons as Christmas gifts for their mothers and fathers. The coupons read: This coupon entitles you to 1 big hug. This coupon entitles you to 1 set table: knives, forks, spoons, napkins and even … Continue reading

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Sharing apples with a bear

A few weeks ago we spent the weekend in New Hampshire with the Morrissey family. We stayed in a house that has been in Miriam’s family for over 100 years. It felt like I spent the weekend living in a … Continue reading

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Saving Seeds for Next Spring

    I have always loved to look at plants. New plants just poking out of the ground in the spring, established plants happily soaking up the summer sun and mature plants getting ready to spread their seeds to the … Continue reading

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Tomato Hornworms- the real story.

When I was a child I found a green caterpillar with white things attached to it’s back. I don’t know how I found out that they were wasp eggs, but I did. I felt such sorrow for this caterpillar, I … Continue reading

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