Thursday, February 26, 2009

Long overdue update

OK, I have been very busy with homeschooling and laundry (who doesn't get overwhelmed by laundry???) and I haven't logged in to the blog for quite some time. Our "projects" so far this year have been limited to such things as "Peanut Butter Chewies" (karo syrup, sugar, peanut butter, and corn flakes) and "Rice Crispie Treats". They were actually included in the projects for A's Switched On Schoolhouse curriculum. She was studying the history of manufacturing and Michigan is a big manufacturing state (not to mention the bonus that half of our fmaily is from Michigan and many still live there!). So, what do these projects have to do with Michigan? Cereal! Kellogg's, to be specific. They were quite yummy!

We had hoped to hatch baby chicks again this year, but I have just felt spread too thin. I don't know that I can take the lead on it right now. Plus our brooder-box has been lent out for quite some time. There were a lot of other projects the U of I Extention Office has offered and we just haven't been able to squeeze any in. This is our first year in 4-H, though, so we are planning the projects that A will complete for entry into the County Fair. The idea of it is exciting! A hopes to make a draw-sting bag and she would also like to do some photography. Whatever she does, there will be pictures posted when something materializes.

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