Sunday, August 25, 2013

Weekly Wrap Up - Colonial Times, Leather Britches & Strawberry Fool!

After a much needed blogging vacation, I am back refreshed and ready to start sharing our homeschooling journey once again!

While we weren't present on the blog-o-sphere, we were still very busy.

Since our last wrap up, we've read:



Shock of all shocks - yes, that IS a text book!

Colonial Times & Leather Britches

  Worldly Saints was an eye opening look at the Puritans.  My high school son and I both had the wrong impression of this group of people.  If you think they were just a bunch of 'starchy stick-in-the-muds', think again!



Colonial Times & Leather Britches

My high school student also read Paradise Lost by John Milton




Colonial Times & Leather Britches

I LOVE being able to study music and art in the context of history.  This is a tremendous aid to retention!


Colonial Times & Leather Britches



And.... in case all you thought we did was read, we dove into the Colonial Cookbook again.  This time try our hand at:



Johnny Cakes

Colonial Times & Leather Britches Johnny Cakes

Definitely better eaten warm with butter and real maple syrup.


Colonial Times & Leather Britches Johnny Cakes




Cod Cakes

Colonial Times & Leather Britches Cod Cakes

Though I had to modify the recipe some (I took out the potatoes), it was still tasty!




Brunswick Stew

Colonial Times & Leather Britches Brunswick Stew

No squirrels were harmed.... definitely better eaten the next day!



Strawberry Fool!


Colonial Times & Leather Britches Strawberry Fool

An old rhyme goes:
"Curly-locks, curly-locks, wilt thou be mine?
Thou shalt not wash dishes, nor yet feed the swine,
but sit on a cushion and sew a fine seam,
And feed upon strawberries, sugar, and cream."




Leather Britches

Colonial Times & Leather Britches


What???


Colonial Times & Leather Britches


This is the method the colonist used to dry green beans.  Blanche, string and dry.....

Colonial Times & Leather Britches

Fancy enough to wear.  Just kidding.  In all seriousness,  since we live in a humid part of the world, hanging these to dry isn't going to work.  So, I got out the dehydrator where they are currently sitting.  I'll update their progress next week!






We also celebrated my daughter's 10th birthday!  The boys helped make her a homemade princess cake!  What it may have lacked in looks, it made up for in taste!

Colonial Times & Leather Britches



Who are these masked men?  My oldest two at the 3-d showing of Meerkats.

Colonial Times & Leather Britches



Finally, our latest project .... hmmmm... what could it be?  Stay tuned!

Colonial Times & Leather Britches WordPress for Dummies


Now onto preparing for a busy week of Spanish and Science/Writing co-ops that are starting once again!

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