Archive for December, 2015

Winter Solstice Celebrations

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We have been celebrating the winter solstice around here with some artistic and delicious approaches. It’s a time to celebrate that which we are thankful for in the darkest time of the year.

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We made solstice haikus, art cards (w/ fancy envelopes to mail to family & friends), and snowflakes. We had kale chips that I baked at home, fennel (from the garden) salt popcorn, fresh beets, and bread from Columbia City Bakery to feast on.

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Have you ever really studied up on the Winter solstice? It’s a celebration that has occurred for thousands of years and even predates most major worldwide religions.

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I learned a lot from the Wikipedia page that talks about it’s history. The science behind what happens to make this day the shortest of the year was something I enjoyed sharing and exploring with the kids also.

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Many may be surprised that EVERY LAST BEET that I chopped up from the garden was devoured with a zombie like passion (their faces beet-bloody).

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Many classes got to check out our cool carniverous plant garden w/ little mini tours by yours truly.

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