Wednesday, June 8, 2016

An Unschooling Wednesday

It's a good thing we live just a couple of blocks from our public library's main branch because we are there almost every day. My nine-year-old, especially, plows through books and announced just after breakfast today that we had to go immediately to get the second in The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place book series. It's also good that our library doesn't have a cap on book borrowing, and has a generous renewal policy, because we typically have close to 100 books checked-out at any given time!

While Brian and my five-year-old went to the hardware store, the rest of us walked to the library and then the kids spent time reading while I made lunch. After lunch, we did some house cleaning, followed by some more planting. A friend gave us some bee balm, mint, and scallions from her city garden so we added them to our little patio container garden.

Later in the afternoon, after some more caterpillar chrysalis marveling, Brian took the three older kids to our community garden, and my toddler and I walked a couple of blocks to pick-up our first summer CSA share from an organic farm in Western Mass. The CSA share, combined with our weekly delivery of milk and cheese and meat from Vermont's Farmers To You, our weekly egg share from nearby Meadow Mist Farm, and daily city farmers' markets, now means much less time at the market and much more time eating no-barcode, farm-fresh food. This is definitely my most favorite time of the year!

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