Photo courtesy of Sara from Hewitt Farms Inc. http://hewittfarmsinc.wordpress.com
Friday, April 18, 2014
Planting season is upon us. The planter is about ready to go. Jacob planted sweet corn several weeks ago and has been busy in the garden. My contribution to the garden so far has been cutting up the seed potatoes so they are ready to plant. When I returned home from school on Friday night, Jacob and Kevin were both in the garden. Upon my arrival at the garden (still in my school clothes) Jacob was quick to remind me of the lesson in the story of The Little Red Hen, which I could relate to since I just read it with my 1st graders.
My routine has been a little different the last few weeks as I have had the privilege to
be the 1st and 2nd grade teacher at Sully Christian School. We were able to see the play of Stuart Little at the Civic Center, learn about animals (of course we talked about farm animals), and measurement in math allowed us to talk about the things we measure on the farm. For the last 12 days we reviewed the Easter story with a dozen eggs filled with a symbol of the events of Holy Week. Their regular teacher returns on Monday.
It has been a blessing to be surrounded by young children who have the desire to grow in wisdom of God’s world and to have been in the presence of inspiring teachers.
It is always exciting when there is food in the teachers’ lounge. One day we had a wonderful Deviled Egg Spread that I would like to share today.
recipe from Lisa @ The Cutting Edge of Ordinary – adapted from a recipe by Katie Lee
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
Salt & pepper
Paprika for dusting
In a large saucepan, cover the eggs with cold water; make sure the water is a good inch above the eggs. Add in the vinegar. Bring to a rapid boil. Cover the saucepan and remove it from the heat. Let it stand for 15 minutes. Drain the water from eggs and cool them under cold running water. Shake the pan vigorously to crack the shells. Let the eggs cool in the water.
My teacher friend, Angela, also added 1 c. of shredded cheddar cheese,
1 tsp. dill weed, and 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt.
PLANTING SEASON OFFICIALLY BEGINS – Saturday, April 19, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014 HE HAS RISEN! HAPPY EASTER!
I hope everyone is able to enjoy some wonderful spring weather this week. I know many children have started ball practice. Yes, I remember those days! Enjoy – they grow up so fast!!
HE HAS RISEN INDEED!
Have a great day!
P.S. All garden photos and corn planting photos were taken by Emily.