Saturday, September 22, 2012

potato cannons, eggs, and butter!!

Accomplishments of the homeschool day - maybe?
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Last week, we attempted to make a potato cannon...it would not launch the potato. Today, it became a father/son project. After a few hours, it launched the potato more than sufficiently and also became a make-shift flame thruster! 

My younger son made three more arrows for the PVC bow. I think he made three...I lose count. We spent a good hour outside shooting them. He worked more on his bridge for his engineering class and finished it. :)  I hope it is as indestructible as he thinks it will be.

And somehow, we collected 9 eggs from 7 chickens...so, maybe some eggs were lain yesterday after we gathered eggs...who knows??

On a side note, for the first time in 2 months, since I was not content writing nonstop all day, I actually had some time to clean. Of course, I feel like I made more messes than I cleaned. Although, I did accomplish 4 trashbags full of junk. I loaded several older curriculum things we no longer use and will not need any longer onto a sale site. I found library books I had misplaced. Almost all the clothes were washed...I did not say clothes were folded up put up, but they were washed!  The husband folded them and left them in piles. :/
 
I got all the excess basil and garlic canned/jarred. I still have to do the oregano.
I got a batch of butter made and a good bit of excess buttermilk put away to make biscuits, bread, or pancakes with later.
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I also was able to get the tomato deseeded from tonight to save the seed for next year!!
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