Springtime! And Waldorf Homeschooling…

Yesterday we spent a delightful day with our Waldorf Homeschooling group. Thanks to our gracious host Melanie from Many Hands House, the kids were each able to make spring baskets to grow their own wheat grass! I’m especially excited to see the wheat grow because we used the wheat berries I normally grind into flour for my whole wheat bread and other delicious bakery treats.

Melanie is always a gracious host. She lives in a log cabin in the country of Iowa with her husband, 7 children, and ENORMOUS dog. She has been homeschooling her children for a long, long time and is a wonderful resource. I’m so glad she hosts these Waldorf days.

Going over to her cabin is always fun, but yesterday was such a perfect day. The weather was FINALLY spring like – with temperatures in the high 50s and beautiful blue skies and warm sun. One dad was there and sat outside playing his guitar and singing songs. The kids loved the trampoline and exploring the fields and gardens. It made me so ready to move out to our own paradise in the country. I am so ready to get out of town.

Wheat berries – soaked overnight to make them ready to plant.
A getting her hands dirty.
C working diligently on her basket.
A being goofy.
B adding wheat seeds to his basket.
C with a few of the lovely baskets.

I am so excited for next month’s get-together! We will be making and hand-dying our own Waldorf Play silks like the ones here. If you’re reading this in Iowa and would like to join us, contact Melanie. She’s collecting money and taking orders for bulk silk – much more frugal than buying it yourself!

I hope nice weather has descended upon you, wherever you may live! It has been such a long, cold winter in Eastern Iowa. My spirits are already higher with this much needed warmer weather, chirping birds, and sunshine!

Do you do anything to welcome spring?

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