Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Teaching Our Daughters week 5 & 6

Sewing:  We made pillowcases.   They turned out sooo cute.    For next time, bring 2/3 yd, 36” fabric such as heavy broadcloth, burlap, denim or other fabric of your choice and 2 24” wooden dowels or metal curtain rods, thread, cord (for hanging bulletin board), scissors, sewing machine, straight pins to make a Hanging Bulletin Board next class.

Gardening:    Make a list of 7-10 vegetable to grow in your garden.  Try to include some root vegetables (onion, radish, beets, carrot, turnips, potatoes), some leaf vegetables (lettuce, spinach kale, cabbage and some fruit/seed vegetables (peas, bean, corn, squash, zucchini, tomatoes).   The end of chapter 5 of Square Foot Gardening has a list of easy-to-grow crops.  You might also consider carrots and spinach.  Look at garden catalogs.   Order your seeds.   Be sure you’ve read up to page 39.

Cooking & Baking:   We made vegetable tray and dip.

We read “A Child’s Puzzle” and “Jennie Browning” and talked about obedience and never to fight our conscience.

Sewing:  Talked about all we learned thus far, and then discussed modesty.   Read this article from this website: 

Gardening:    Read about “your” weeds in Weeds and What they tell.  Summarize and record information.  Keep it in your notebook.  Relect on what “weeds” we’ve allowed to grow in our hearts.   Pray for GOD’s weeding job.

Cooking & Baking:   We made homemade tortillas.  Then we used them to make quesadillas.

We read “Nothing Finished” and talked about finishing the thing we begin, and guarding our time if extra things are keeping us from doing things well.

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