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My outhouse heater, in the evenings when the Genny is running it's warm in here.

Yesterday we were preparing for our Rosh Hashanah service, and having all these fresh local apples, we decided to make some apple prints!

Painted apples

It was chaotic, messy fun. In other words, normal arts and crafts time around here.

All the things.

Each kiddo, and me too of course, printed two cards. We had fun being creative. And it’s always fun to see how each of the kids has a different interpretation on the assignment.

One masterpiece.

For my student taking botany (Lil Bit) this is her instruction on how to do specimen prints (with ink instead). I’m sure she’ll have an entire notebook filled with leaf prints by the end of the school year.

We went on to create some delicious salads to share at our service. I made this one because I love quinoa salads and this salad with kale instead of spinach (because that’s what I had!). Both were delicious and will be added to our regular menu.

Our service was lovely, adorned with beautiful sunflower bouquets! And delicious food of course. And we begin another year! L’Shana Tova!

Mo’s homegrown sunflower bouquets.

During March and April we spent three weekends going back and forth to the cabin, when we could actually drive a vehicle out! We spent lots of time working on the outhouse and have very little left to do. We added bats to finish out the front and sides, only have about 3 more to add to the back (we ran out!). We also put shingles on the roof and insulated the inside roof and walls. It is nice a cozy inside!

Adding bats to the door.

Adding bats to the door.

I think Dad would be pleased!

The last weekend out we started sanding on the cabin. The kids helped and actually did most of the sanding.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 sanding the logs.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 sanding the logs.

Then together we put a coat of sealer on. Wow, what a difference!

A fresh coat of sealer!

A fresh coat of sealer!

Dad had started the front of the cabin so we only have to finish the gable end on the front, then the rest. One side down, the second side started sanding (we started putting sealer on the porch/sunroom part) and then the back-end to do.

And for our valiant efforts (mostly on the kid’s part) we had some awesome pizza for supper!

Homemade pizza!

Homemade pizza!