February’s Sprouts Nature Notes

February started off with strong winter weather and began to show us signs of spring as the month came to a close. The Sprouts noticed that the snow we received was still sticking around in certain spots around the Farmstead. It wasn’t sticking around everywhere, just in the places that didn’t get much sunlight like […]

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February’s Littlest Learners Nature Notes

Worms, insects, and flowers oh my! At the beginning of the month, we still had snow on the farmstead! Days were cold and wet! Layers were especially important! Focusing on our bodies’ temperatures was key to enjoying our full day of outside play! We also experienced lots of rain! By the second week of February, […]

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3 Winter Crafts

Winter break is a great time to bust out the crafts! Here are three ideas to get you and your kiddos started! Tissue Paper Snowman A quick and easy-to-setup craft that can keep your little ones occupied for quite a while! All you’ll need is construction paper, glue, and tissue paper. Great for when it’s […]

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October’s Littlest Learners Nature Notes

It was our second full month of the school year and it was much more settled in and connected to each other, to our spaces, and our rhythms. One of our repeating rhythms is Moon Club (which is from Wilderchild) and guides us through the phases of the moon, their emotional/ reflective/ growth attributes as […]

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October’s Sprouts Nature Notes

The autumn leaf colors have been slow to change this October. We have been treated to a slow and gradual transition from green to yellow, orange, red, and even purple. The Sprouts noticed that some of the trees, the ones with the bright red berries, have leaves that changed from green to purple, while most […]

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3 Helpful August Plants

Many people are familiar with the destruction this incredibly fast-growing vine can cause, but did you know it also has beneficial uses? The strong vine can be woven into hats or baskets. The fragrant purple bloom is edible, as well as the tips of new growth at the end of each vine! Dock is a […]

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August’s Nature Notes

August has come and gone and so has our last week of Camp Farmstead. While we still see the sights of summer, we have also started seeing signs of the approaching fall. We have still been seeing butterflies frequently but we have also been seeing pea pods ready for harvest and sunflowers bending over full […]

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4 Local Edible Plants

Red clover is native to Europe and Asia but has been naturalized throughout the world. It has many uses. Ranchers value it for its high protein content which makes it a great feed for livestock. Farmers utilize it as a green fertilizer because it has the ability to fix nitrogen in the soil, which increases […]

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