Mountain Rose Herbs

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Lazy Day Form Drawing

G1 Triangles
G3 Symmetry
It is New Year's Eve. We did math and form drawing in my bed while baby brother napped. It was a nice and relaxing afternoon.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Mandalas, Arrow Heads, and Dream Catchers

We are wrapping up our G3 Native American block. We read many stories and legends. Hiawatha was a big hit. The girls enjoyed making mandalas and dream catchers. Mrs. Angel sent arrow heads from Tennessee.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

G3 and G1 Form Drawing

G3 Crossing the Midline Progressive Design
G1 Form Drawing Geometric Figure 8

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

G3 Form Drawing and Free Art

My third grader is enjoying all things Earthschooling. Here is her crossing the mid line form drawing and one of her free drawings. She is quite the artist blooming.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Martinmas and Lantern Walk

The kids are half sick so we kept it simple. We had fun through their coughing and hacking !

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New Chalkboard. YAY!

We made a new and very large chalkboard. Now I can put everyone's lessons up the night before. I think my first attempt went well.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Here is a pic of our first parsnips. They grew easily. We are looking forward to growing many more. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Romas, Peppers, and Pending Frost

We are expecting our first frost any day now. We still have about 75-100 each of roma tomatoes and various hot peppers to harvest. These are the few we grabbed today. We are giving the rest until Friday and then everything gets harvested ready or not. What do you have to harvest before the frost hits?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

So Delicious Vegan Gluten Free Cream of Broccoli Soup

We love broccoli and we love soup. So why not have them both. Place cleaned broccoli,stalks included in a steamer and steam until tender. Next place half the steamed broccoli in a Vitamix or high powered blender with one cup of vegetarian broth. Transfer to pot. Blend the other half with vegan milk, 1/2 an onion, 3 cloves of garlic,1/4 cup of nutritional yeast, and salt to taste. I used homemade cashew milk. 
Add the second batch to the pot and stir to combine. Let simmer for five minutes. Serve with fresh bread. Enjoy !!

My All Purpose GF Flour Mix 12 Cups

We are in year five of being gluten free. I have tried many home made all purpose gf flour mixes. My version is inspired by Aneliese Robert's mix in,"Gluten Free Baking Classics". I simplified mine to just using two flours and two starches. 
My Mix
3 cups of white or brown rice flour. 
3 cups of sorghum or millet flour. 
3 cups of tapioca starch. 
3 cups of potato starch. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Yummy Fall Apple Walnut Crumble

IThe hobbits and I love everything pie, cobbler, and crumble. This crumble includes apples we recently picked from a local orchard. Peel and core 10 apples. Place sliced apples in a pot on the stove with vegan butter, cinnamon, ground clove, allspice, and nutmeg. Add chopped walnuts and sweetener to your liking.  Cook all ingredients until apples become tender but still slightly crisp. 
In a seperate bowl combine rolled oats, chickpea flour, sugar, vegan butter, and cinnamon. Use your hands or a pastry blender until mixture becomes crumbly. 
Place apple mixture in a 9x13 pan with the crumb mixture on top. Bake in a 350 oven until top is golden brown. Enjoy!

Beginning Grammar Grade 3

We started grade 3 grammar today using our new Waldorf method. I love the simplicity and relaxed approach with the Waldorf method. Tear Free! Verbs are in red and nouns in blue. My third grader loved that she got to use colored pencils for her language lesson.

Wordless Waldorf Wednesday.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Michaelmas Part 2

Michaelmas Part 1

Very busy day two of celebrating Michaelmas. We had fun making gf dragon bread. It did not fair well though. The girls painted watercolor dragons and then we made felt dragons. They sewed and stuffed the bodies themselves. Heavenly made bubby's.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Canning Peach Apple Sauce

I love canning. To me it's extending that homemade home cooking love throughout the whole year. Today was round one of applesauce. Peach applesauce is so delicious. In the upcoming days I will also can strawberry and blueberry applesauce. I also used my vitamixer which allows for healthier applesauce that includes the whole fruit except stems, seeds, and stones.

Monday, September 23, 2013

First 3rd Grade Geometry Lesson

I am learning to take it slow as we journey the Waldorf road. There is so much to learn. This is week three and we finally started math. It was fun. We are doing the geometry block. Today we practiced making circles. Circles in circles, overlapping and standing alone. The first graders is on the left and third graders is on the right. 

Weekly Rhythm

The picture is not great so I will explain. Each morning our circle time will be a morning offering prayer, verses and candle lighting. Then faith lessons and reading time. M-Th math as my girls love math. They both play instruments and will practice daily. We will do language and history on M,T & Th. Fridays will be devoted to handwork, form drawing, friends and field trips. We will bake on Monday and Thursday. Science of our choosing is on Wednesday.