Monday, September 26, 2005

Autumn is here in the mountains!


Happy Autumn! It's finally here, and the tips of the maple leaves are just beginning to show some color. With the approach of cooler weather, the animals have been on the move here in the mountains. Just this week we have spotted deer, turkey, fox, and a wolf! So much excitement, and everyone is enjoying the out-of-doors with the cooler mornings and evenings.


With the move back towards studies and learning, autumn has always provided a rich season for outdoor focus. Whether it is a trip to apple orchard for those first tart apples or a day at the local pioneer/Native American festival, opportunities for learning seem to be around every corner. This past week we visited the local apple orchard and learned about the importance of crop rotation - while learning that the usual pumpkin crop that grew around the orchard was not being grown any longer.

There is so much going on these days, and it is easy to be swept up in the mayhem.


Don't forget to get outside when you can and enjoy the evening sky. We are getting ready to have our first star-watching bonfire in a few weekends, and looking forward to it. Visit this site to download a free night sky map for your area  If you would like to learn more, check out - a great resource for sky-watchers.


We are having a special sale now, offering a Christmas & Thanksgiving unit study package - check out the Internet Specials page ( )

I know that prices on so many things are rising so rapidly, and I would like to help you celebrate the approaching season -- it is so important to our families and our faith.


Blessings to you and your family,


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