Kaitlyn, my parents and I visited the Rodale Institute just outside of Kutztown, PA last Thursday. I’ve been wanting to go for a couple of years and we finally decided to make the trip. From our house it took only about an hour and a half. It was more than I expected. We opted to do… Read More A Visit to Rodale’s Organic Farm-Free and Local
Our weather here in Central PA lately has been crazy. Hot, cold, warm, hottish, warmish, freezing, spring flowery, heavy jacket, light jacket, no jacket, flip flops, snow, scarves, arctic, tropical, rain, thunder storm, and back to warmish. In that order. Sort of. There’s not been any rhyme or reason to it, which has left us… Read More Winters Walk-Lehigh Gorge State Park
With this pass there’s NO reason to NOT get out and hit some of our nation’s National Parks! Follow this link to Every Kid In A Park and sign up for a ONE YEAR park pass for your fourth graders! Homeschoolers, educators, public schoolers–they are all welcome!
As much as we can we like to support groups’ efforts. We can’t always do a lot, but a little here and there from a number of people makes a difference. Since it’s Earth Day and (hopefully) we all have Earth on the mind I’m listing below a number of organizations you can join and/or… Read More 20 Earth Friendly Conservation Groups You Can Join today!
She walked onto the stage, in tan slacks, a red sweater and simple jewelry, as normally as one would walk into their living room after retrieving a glass of iced tea from the kitchen. But for us, the audience, it was anything but a walk through the house. It was Angela Lansbury. And she was… Read More An Evening with Angela Lansbury
Just like my Risotto Stuffed Mushrooms I posted yesterday this Kale and Smoked Cheese Duck Egg Bake came together because of needing to use up some things in the refrigerator. We had a movie night here at the house with our church and this is what my dish was to share. Despite beggings from my… Read More Kale and Smoked Cheese Duck Egg Bake
Lately, almost every Monday night we have been having Pot Roast for dinner. I buy it fresh Monday morning or afternoon from the local meat market and get it right in the oven when I get home. It’s really yummy. And easy. Step 1. Buy a fresh, not frozen 3-5 pound Chuck Roast. Step 2.… Read More Perfect Pot Roast
Ladies, if you’re into purses this post is for you. Men, if your ladies are into purses this post is for you. From the site: When you find That Perfect Purse, know that it will leave Pine Hollow quickly for its forever home, hopefully to you! This is not a time to hesitate! Treat yourself… Read More That Perfect Purse
Chocolate World at Hershey Park, PA as a field trip? Yep. Particularly great for little ones, but otherwise still a lesson in history and geography, business and economics for older kids. Standing in line for the Chocolate Ride, you’re surrounded by information about cocoa bean harvesting and areas of the world they are harvested in. Once… Read More Chocolate World-A Legit Field Trip
Pre-children days are when this Fall Family Day tradition began for Jeremy and I. It started slowly via my job at the time of running an urban compassionate ministry center in Norristown, PA. I took “my” kids on a field trip to Lancaster County where we all picked pumpkins and learned about the Amish culture.… Read More 30 Days of Fall-Day 23 – Fall Family Day