On any given day you are most likely to find us communing with the gnomes and the fairies Under The Old Oak Tree

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy Michaelmas!

We are celebrating Michaelmas for the first time this year. Today I made dragon bread which smells so good! Can't wait till dinner tomorrow to have some. Traditionally, Elizabeth I of England decreed that Goose with Onion stuffing should be served on Michaelmas. We will be having game hens instead because a) I couldn't find a goose and b) there was a great sale on game hens and c) they still feel special. I will make the onion stuffing to go with them. We will also have carrots and blackberry pie which are also part of the old English Michaelmas celebration. I am still working on finding the right verses/story to read at dinner tomorrow but hope to make this a new, meaningful and enjoyable celebration/tradition for our family. This is a great article on Michaelmas traditions
I am also using this time to work on some personal growth and self improvement. The concept of will is an improtant one associated with St. Michael. To that end I have been working through the enneagram with my women's group at church and have started the exercises from A Journey Through Waldorf Homeschooling.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's been a while...

It's been a While but my Adventures of a Stay at Home Mommy blog is back up and I am eady to get back to blogging. I've missed it. Right now a lot of my time and energy is going to my knitting felting venture Under The Old Oak Tree.

DS is now 10 months old. It seems hard to believe. He has three teeth as of today and is very close to walking. I am also busy preparing for his upcoming birthday. My goal is to give him some really lovely homemade gifts including cars such as the ones I have on Under The Old Oak Tree.

There are a few things I would like to talk about in the coming weeks including the reasons we make choices to limit ds to natural toys and some of our recent kitchen adventures (such as sourdough bread).

This is all I have time for today, but I wanted to at least get back in the habit of writing a bit here!


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