Creative fun – Bamboo Raft

Sasha has been wanting to do wood crafting lately. It all seems to fall so well with Steiner’s ideas for third grade. He has been thinking up designs for a tree house, a go-cart, boats and many other things.

Sailing Raft for Moose

Sailing Raft for Moose

Fabien and the boys set out to cut some of our dried bamboo that had fallen recently. The smaller pieces were cut from one of our bamboo palms. They joined all the pieces securely by using my thin cotton yarn.

Sailing Raft for Moose

Sailing Raft for Moose

Look how beautiful it turned out. We did have a silk sail but Sania preferred it like this. A sail boat for his little moose.

Long Boarding at the Beach

Long Boarding at the Beach

It is so wonderful to be back near the beach. We missed the ocean and the refreshing salt water.

Sailing leaves down the Stream

Sailing leaves down the Stream

The children love sailing little leaf boats and twigs down our stream.

Sasha’s watercolor painting

Sasha’s watercolor painting
Sasha painted this pretty little peacock using the three primary stockmar watercolors.

Building Bridges

Building Bridges
Almost every evening the boys build train tracks or homes and bridges with their Kapla.

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi

I can believe it has taken me so long to make this nutritional drink especially that we always have so much buttermilk left after our butter making. I first tasted this refreshing drink about 17 years ago during my backpacking trips to India. Two and half cups of mango, 1/4 cup of sugar (I used our raw honey) blend it, then blend more with 1 quart of buttermilk. Strain through a fine sieve and serve cold. It’s so delicious and very rich. The boys made some ice cream with the left overs.