School started in ernest around the first week of september. I had just driven across the US and met the family for the first time just a few days before. Everyone was really excited to get started. We were about to start off on a 20 week long adventure in Agile Learning.
I sat down with the Sterling boys and we decided that we wanted to start school on the 2nd and that we would hold morning meeting at 10am and closing meeting at 5pm.
How much work do you want to put into it?
What methods are there? (Describe at least 2)
What method do you want to use?
Building a box or buying a plastic bin?
Where are we going to put it? (think about animals and bad smells)
How does composting happen in nature? Is it natural? Can we learn from it?
Katie came by today and taught us some knife skills then showed us how to quick pickle. If you’d like a better explanation that I can muster, head over to Katie’s cool homesteading website, ie & y (ieandy.com) and download the PDF worksheet.
You’ll be making one jar with these instructions, here’s what you need:
Mustard seeds (1/2 teaspoon)
Whole allspice (1/2 teaspoon)
Black peppercorns (1 teaspoon)
Fresh dill (6 bunches)
Water (4 cups)
White vinegar (1/4 cup)
Sea salt (1 teaspoon)
White sugar (2 tablespoons)
Veggies (choose enough to fill the jar)
Let’s get started!
Combine water, vinegar, salt, and sugar in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then set aside and let cool.
Add the mustard seeds, peppercorns and allspice to your jar.
Wow, look at you go! Now that everything is in the jars it’s time to stuff them with veggies.
Once they are packed nice and tight just add the brine! Lock those lids and stick it in the fridge for 24 hours. After that they are good for 2 weeks.