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Measuring the Speed of Light with Chocolate

One of the fundamental scientific quantities in the universe is the speed of light.  It is a huge number—about 300,000,000 meters per second or 186,000 miles per second—and is basic to electricity, magnetism, particle physics, cosmology, and the theory of relativity. And, what’s really cool, most homes nowadays have the tools to measure it! We […]

Wordless Wednesday: Marshmallow Sculptures

 

Wordless Wednesday: Desserts, Gluten Free

 

Is School Closed for Harvest?

So, here we are, almost a month and a half after beginning our school year.  How has it gone?  Well, we garden…and we understand intimately why pioneer schools were often rather empty during harvest season. Between salsa making, picking squashes, canning applesauce, and more, we have had many fewer full school days than we wished.   […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Over 120 Jars

In our life this week… Monday:  canned salsa and salsa juice. Tuesday: cancelled our preserving plans due to porcupine quills in one of the dogs, a skunk in the live trap, and glasses lost in the raspberry patch. Wednesday:  canned applesauce. Thursday:  canned salsa and salsa juice. Friday:  canned apple slices Sure, we did a […]

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