November 13, 2013 Calendar Entry

We all know that squirrels eat acorns. We have learned that we can eat them, too. What else do you think that we can do with acorns? How about wearing them? Today, we are sharing a crafting activity of a different nature with you. Let’s make our very own acorn necklaces. They also make great […]

November 8, 2013 Calendar Entry

How did you like leaching your acorns, yesterday? What method did you choose? Did you know that it takes at least 20 years for an Oak to begin producing acorns. You can learn more interesting facts about him by turning to page 21. On the next page, you will find some pictures to label with […]

November 7, 2013 Calendar Entry

Lately when we’ve been out on nature walks, we have noticed the many signs that winter is coming. Gardens are being put to bed with a layer of compost and straw. Birds are flying south.  Squirrels are burying acorns. Acorns, how do they taste? If you have ever wondered, turn to page 30 to learn […]

November 6, 2013 Calendar Entry

Turning to page 44 of Ode to Oak, you will come across several articles about Oak. If you click on the first internet resource, you can begin learning more about the his lore and uses. How did Oak leaves become lobed? How has he been viewed throughout time?  Why can he be considered generous? What […]

November 5, 2013

We hope that you enjoyed writing down your thoughts about Oak on Friday. Are you ready to craft the first recipe of November? Today, we will begin our Oak Extracts.  Oak acts as an anti-inflammatory. Some people use him to to help them with their cold symptoms. He also helps as a gargle for sore […]

November 1, 2013

Good morning! Thanks for joining us today! We are going to explore Oak this month. Since it is the first day of November, let us take some time to think about Oak for a few minutes. Once you have an image of him in your mind, begin filling out the first part of the Herb […]

November 30, 2012 Calendar Entry

 We have been creating with Cranberry for several weeks. We noted our thoughts about Cranberry on page 7 of the zine. Now, it is time to turn to the second part of the Herbal Spirits section on page 8. How have your answers changed? How did they stay the same? What was your favorite recipe? […]

November 29, 2012 Calendar Entry

We hope that you enjoyed making Cranberry Dye this month! Today, we’re learning how to make Cranberry Ink! Children (and adults) will be delighted when they learn how to make their own ink for their projects. I know our children love to draw with the juices from several different fruits. Ink to write with is […]

November 28, 2012 Calendar Entry

  Bouncing Cranberries! Did you know that Cranberries bounce? If they don’t bounce, they are rotten. Anyone for a Cranberry bouncing contest? We hope that your day is full of fun! It is not too late to get started with this month’s zine, Crushing on Cranberry. Click the button below to receive a copy for […]

November 27, 2012 Calendar Entry

About three weeks ago, we started our Cranberry Elixirs! The elixir has steeped for a good while. If you haven’t already, try some! What do you think? How did your elixir turn out? Cranberry Elixir can help with digestion, increasing appetite, and bladder infections. If you weren’t able to start your elixirs yet, turn to […]