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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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November’s Sprouts Nature Notes

November has been a month of big temperature swings as we have seen days starting in the thirties and peaking in the upper sixties. We have all been getting a lot of practice removing or adding layers as the temperature changes. This gives us a chance to practice our own flexibility and adaptability as the […]

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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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September’s Sprouts Nature Notes

With September came the fall. We didn’t notice the signs right away, but slowly over the month, the Sprouts started to notice that some of the leaves were starting to turn brown and some were starting to turn yellow. More and more fell to the ground and began collecting on the trails. The Sprouts have […]

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September’s Littlest Learners Nature Notes

Harvest – Producers, Consumers, Decomposers, counting, resilience, famous failures, Penology walk/sit spot Our Littlest Learners year always starts in the month of September, and this year we welcome our largest group; some who have been in our programs before and about half who are new to the Farmstead. The month is spent getting to know […]

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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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July’s Nature Notes

July around the Farmstead was filled with lots of warmth, water, and life. The weather has been warm to hot this month and the plants and animals around the Farmstead have been very active. Water has been a big part of the students’ days as we try to stay hydrated and cool. The students have […]

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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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