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Day 172 – Dadschool, Strawberry Jam, Kale Chips, and a Train Ride

I was out of town for the weekend, so Josh took over the homeschooling duties. I have written before about how Josh “taking over” parenting duties doesn’t make him a super dad, it just makes him a dad. We are both parents. The duties are 100% equally both of ours. If I go out at night, or even for days at a time for work, it’s not any different than if Josh goes out, or if Josh goes to work. So while I was gone, Josh conducted regular lessons. And he and Amelie also made jam with the strawberries that he grew: photo IMG_8706 And kale chips with the kale that he grew: IMG_8717 IMG_8722 So basically, Josh is ready for his own mom blog now. Just kidding. See above. ;) Meanwhile, Sera was riding the excursion train out of Donelson with a friend. train Between the lessons, the cooking, and the train field trip, I’d say they had a pretty great unschool-y weekend. And I’d also say that dad is showing me up, just a wee bit. *If you are interested in making your own jam, it is an easy refrigerator jam recipe from the book, Put ‘Em Upthat I gave Josh for Christmas. Unknown The basic recipe is very easy:

  • 8 cups of berries
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice.

Directions:

  1. Mix the berries and the sugar and let them soak overnight together in the fridge
  2. Boil the berries down with the lemon juice
  3. Refrigerate

Enjoy! I sure did:)

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