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A Child’s Calendar

A Child’s Calendar is a gorgeous creation. The poems written by John Updike conjure the most beautiful images about each month of the year: The trees’ black lace… fat snowy footsteps… long green weeks… blue ghosts of smoke…. Each month’s … Continue reading

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Creature Feature – Fairy Shrimp

“We have fairy shrimp. They came from my friend’s vernal pond,” said the director of Schoolmates one morning as Stephen arrived for preschool. The fairy shrimp were swimming in tea-colored water in a large glass jar on one of the … Continue reading

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Barking Frog Reads – April

As the weather warms and talk turns to gardening, Barking Frog Farm thought it would be fun to introduce you to a wonderful book called Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy. This book is full … 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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A Snowman for our Backyard Friends

Last week, we finally had good snowman-making snow. Stephen and Aurora rolled snowballs through the yard, encouraging them to get larger and larger, until they were the desired sizes for a head and a body. The completed snowman parts were … Continue reading

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Friday Photo

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