Prep for butterflies

Next week we do another Batty for Boomerangs class in Sanford. It’s a smaller venue, with around 15 kids so our recycled clothespin batties will likely finish right on time. It has been a really busy week for our family, so I’m super exited that that we are ready to go…..   Our late July classes for […]

Garden schooling

Today was a banner day. It was one you mark on a calendar as perfect – or even think, wow I hit that out of the park! Hubby and I started S.P.i.C.E. and homeschooling because we wanted to be able to provide unique – hands on experiences – impacting families for a lifetime. By accidental […]

Canning Extravaganza!!

Whew another whirlwind day! S.P.i.C.E. sponsored a Canning class at our wonderful friend Fran’s. We spent 4 hours with homeschool families and friends alike sharing Fran’s knowledge. First up ~ we learned how to use a pressure cooker making canned tomatoes. It was so inspiring to see kids from ages 9-12 all together washing, peeling […]

To the Ships!

Yesterday, despite the Irish gales a blowin’ we and 26 others braved Ponce Inlet, Florida. It was a great day! First, the kids scampered down the Ponce Inlet Park jetty past the snow-like sand blowing in drifts & delighted in getting sprayed at the end of the pier.   Then we stepped back in time to enjoy a […]

Bamboo flutes abound!!

Yesterday was a perfect day! Despite the initially concerning weather, we had 17 lovely folks making bamboo flutes at the Beautiful Bamboo Farm. – We started with a brief history overview. Then a couple of us at a time, learned how to cut the bamboo for our desired tone. – Mark and drill our holes […]

Your hands do the learning …

I believe that kids are innately kinesthetic learners and as such we are constantly on the look out for  unusual experiences that provide hands-on learning. We love sharing what we find …… Over this past week we went to a STEM event (science, technology, engineering & mathematics); *  We made dog toys for a local […]

Endless origami – Traditional Crane

SPiCEY Son has been interested in origami for over half his life.  To be honest he really couldn’t fold a straight line when he started. His fascination with the beautiful designs  over shadowed his fumbled early attempts and he refused to give up. Over the years he has put his interest aside from time to time, […]

Heritage card garden reveal

Hi ya all – Wishing you a special 2013 Holiday season!                                         We made the picture below as part of a Holiday card for our home school community “Heritage card swap”. Or biggest traditions center around sharing our love for gardening – especially during this season.               […]

After Christmas special

We hope you had/have a magical time with your loved ones this Holiday. =================================== For us, today was a recouping day! Leftovers for breakfast and lunch. No wrapping, driving, planning or running around. By this evening I felt back to normal and got inspired by the beautiful poblano peppers waiting to be stuffed and red […]