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Trip to Seven Ridges Eco Farm and Itsy Bitsy Song Lyrics

On Thursday we hiked all the way up the ridge behind Fairywood to Seven Ridges Eco Farm. John let us feed his pigs and chickens and showed us around his gardens, greenhouse, and "hobbit house" made of straw bales and cob. John's mom showed us where to find some 4 leaf clovers and we even saw a huge black rat snake! Thanks to Stefanie and Joshua for joining us. On Tuesday we had a lot of fun writing our own versions of the song Itsy Bitsy Spider. River started singing his own version and we wrote it down in his journal. Pretty soon everyone else was inspired to get their journal out and make up unique lyrics to the song. Then we sang everyone's version around the fire circle. Here are

Wood Sorrel

This week we collected many wild edibles from the forest. Wood sorrel (or "wood sour" as some of the kids say) was our favorite. It's leaves look like hearts and they have a distinct lemon taste. We collected wood sorrel and more chickweed for a salad that we enjoyed with stinging nettle tea from nettles we found at Fairywood. We also used saws, hammers, and a power drill to work on a new pallet fort. It turned into a real construction zone! Thursday was Duy's last day with us before he heads off to live in Berlin for a couple months. We will miss him and we know all the kids will too! The kid have enjoyed helping to put out the fire before we go on a hike. We've been noticing all the pl



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