Sun Setting On Our Field, by Rainer

Did the rose
Ever open its heart

And give this world
All its

It felt the encouragement of light
Against its

We all remain




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Winding Up For Winter

We grew this food!

Just decorated these:

Went to Ashland, OR, to see the Shakespeare Festival, and fall colors like this:

And saw the tame deer in Lithia park:

So we all pledged to memorize this passage from The Tempest:

And cherish our moments at the shore...

 ...celebrating life with friends (Lesl Sleeth-Keppler).
 Frida is 9 now and Rainer is 14. So we sometimes go up to the roof to gain perspective.

 We are lucky.

We are grateful for our gifts. (Hey, thanks for the boat, Andy!!)
We can look at all the species and understand the role every creature plays, even if they scare us half to death or have a cute name, like "pumpkin spider".

We are noticing that something is always in bloom, no matter what the calender says.
Trusty borage!

Mexican sage, exploding once again with no help from us!

The incredible ever-bearing raspberries just want to please people, just want to keep going!

And the unstoppable Calla Lily, getting started at the end of October!

It all makes a person love being an animal. Like, say, a cat named Garfield, or a Four-Armed Goat Man Who Brews the Best Potions.

And you just sing your annoying goat song until no one can take it anymore! Because you can't help but be you.

And that's how we know everything is alright here.

See you next time for an update on our unschooling journey.
Happy fall, friends and family!