Backyard Tent Time

We are still having the most wonderful warm weekends in the Willamette Valley.  The kids are bored with the pool, the water table, the chickens, the garden, and anything else that we’ve been doing all summer. Maybe the same is true for you?  If you are looking for a different way to lounge away the…

Ahh…. sweet corn

“Sex is good. But not as good as fresh, sweet corn” –Garrison Keillor My grandparents owned and lived on a corn farm.  There were lots of other things grown there at different times, but while I was around, there were three main crops.  Corn, grass hay, and tulips.  The boys did all the haying while we…

Dinosaur Excavation

I saw something like this on Pinterest.com the other day and thought the kids might like it.  We waited until the weather was a little sunny and moved the activity out onto the back porch, though I think you could probably do it inside (if you have a big enough bathtub). Start with a large…

Play dough!!

I almost couldn’t believe it when my cousin Connie (mother of three and all around awesomely crafty person) told me that she made her first batch of home made play dough this Christmas.  It is so easy to make, super inexpensive, and your kiddos can help whip it up.  Here are the very easy steps:…