Thursday, May 13, 2010

Blue Moon Farm

this is Miss Halle guarding her udder from the vicious Nubian attack goats

Miss Halle's classroom went on a field trip to Blue Moon Farm today. The farm had several stations set up that showed the process (soil, seed, water, light, etc.) that different plants go through, before they produce the vegetables that you recognize on your dinner table.

At one point during the day her teacher was telling me about Nature Deficit Disorder. Which if I understand it correctly - is a theory that children are experiencing behavioral problems associated with the lack of time outdoors. There is no connection with the earth: therefore no responsibility for environmental stewardship.

On a much lighter note, I am still hanging in there for Me-Made-May. I made this apron skirt with a pocket large enough for egg collecting. The fact that I do not own one chicken,
just a technicality.


Karin (the Mrs.) said...

That sounds scary indeed. And sad, most of all. Children should be allowed and stimulated to spend a lot of time outside, experiencing the seasons, feeling the wind on their cheeks, climbing trees and searching stones, shells, leaves and other treasures.

Anyway, the skirt is cute. And that pocket could be great for all kinds of other treasures as well, as I can imagine :-)

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of your blog! You've really inspired me with your beautiful creations. And it's your fault that I purchased 3 more pair of boots last week. (That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!)

And your posts crack me up and laughing is as necessary as pie.

Anyway, I'd love to sent you a traced off copy with English directions for this Burda skirt, if you're interested. I know you'd do something fantastic with it and I'd get more inspiration out of the deal.

I don't know the best way to trade email info? Or real identities.

Lola Moon
Burda Magazine skirt 04-2009-101 (in case the link doesn't work)

Nancy said...

At least if you ever happen to come across wild chicken nests while wearing this you will be prepared.

ChookChick said...

With such fabulous egg pockets, you really SHOULD get chickens! Just double-check with your local council per regulations. Raising a small urban flock is easy & fun!

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