Batty Take 2

Today was another Batty day at the Pet Alliance!  (formerly the SPCA) Link to additional resources here It was such a satisfying morning. Something about the location makes us so relaxed.  Perhaps it has something to do with all the trees. The location feels more secluded and removed from the hub-bub (even though it’s along a […]

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 […]

We did it – Batty style

Hi everyone, Man I have been jazzed up all day!  Today is all about putting up more Bat content.   It started with yesterday’s 9am presentation for the SPCA Orlando location. SPiCEY son had a sleepy shower and did lots of eyerubbing (little known fact – homeschooler’s SLEEP IN).   ;D While he was doing […]

Nope – Not a hiatus

I know, you’re right,  these pages have been electronically silent. No dings or strumming guitars telling you there is a new post within SPiCE’s hot slice of cyber space. The fact is I’ve been in full on creative mode.  Well mostly – life has had it’s share of getting in the way – but even then […]

Intro to Bio-char at Morningstar Fisherman

SPiCEY Hubby gave an introductory workshop on Bio-char at an aquaponics facility this week. He was delighted to speak with such inquisitive folks about the benefits, misconceptions and possible applications of this massive topic. http://prezi.com/k6fp1afzc1i3/biochar-an-introduction/ A big thanks to SPiCEY Son, who designed the Prezi. His efforts were instrumental in hubby sharing in a more […]

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 […]

New class – March25!

Thanks to inspiration from my friend Cat, we will be engaging in a Canning 101 class at the end of March. We will learn the basics of; pressure cooking with stewed tomatoes, hot water bath with strawberry jam and then learn how to dehydrate snacks like strawberries So excited to share this knowledge and fantastic way […]

To Forage. I’m no expert…

but a few weeks back (I thought I had lost this post, but it “reappeared” today.  Hoorray!)  we had the pleasure of hearing none other than Green Deane talk about foraging. The first thing he said (which I didn’t know) is that in the State of Florida it is illegal to forage unless you are […]

Time on the farm – Wildflower Farm

Have you ever experienced something when you were young that you didn’t truly appreciate until you were older? That is what our visit at Wildflower Farm was like for me. I have come to the conclusion that like many, my early years have truly shaped me. This foundation has also helped me find peace and […]