• We're a home educating family of six living in Maryland. Our style is Charlotte Mason and we love both the Ambleside and Sonlight curriculums, but we frequently wander from the main path to explore "rabbit trails." Here we share our days: home learning, living books, nature discoveries, and life with children.

Charlotte Mason:

  • "We allow no separation to grow up between the intellectual and 'spiritual' life of children, but teach them that the Divine Spirit has constant access to their spirits, and is their Continual Helper in all the interests, duties and joys of life." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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November 10, 2008


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I love the birds' nest - and the hedge apples! It all looks so pretty.


i want to be like you when i grow up! tee-hee you're so clever & creative.. and actually follow through w/ ideas from magazines. ;) impressive.


Beautifully done!


Very nice! I didn't notice it on Friday night. ~frown~


Gaynor - I love those hedge apples, too! Too bad they rot quickly.


Kristin - You're so sweet! I emailed you.


Theresa - Thanks! I had so much fun doing it.


Deb - It wasn't even finished Friday night, so don't feel bad! Besides, we had lots of other stuff to focus on, eh?


Great nature table!! I read the same article in the British Country Living Mag to :) The new one has more great nature articles in it again! I have never seen a hedge apple, very interesting :)


Hi there - I just met you through the Crafty Crow - and had a lovely old browse around when I should have been schooling... then quickly googled New Hampshire Nature Study, my son just read The Journeyman for school and we wanted some background... there you were again - I had to just say hi and love your nature table! Now I really must get down to work!

Skye Walcott

Absolutely beautiful nature table- I love the window next to it letting all that natural light in. This is my first visit to your blog -I found you on Crafty crow. Your description sounds so like us -up until this year when the sleep deprivation kicked in. I'm looking forward to having a good read. All those books on the all looks great.

Trinity Mommy

Absolutely beautiful! I found your blog through The Crafty Crow and have been delighted! We too are a CM homeschooling family.. your posts have been very encouraging! Thank you!


I just found your blog through a link at the crafty Crow. Wow...what a beautiful place you have here! I plan to come back often for inspiration!


Hi! I found you through Think! your blog; I'm sure I'll be gleaning a lot of great ideas from you. Thanks!


A wonderful post. I found it really inspiring, thank you.


Hello everyone - Thank you for your lovely words and I'm happy to think of providing inspiration or ideas, as I've gotten so very much from others. At this point, I think I've emailed most of you personally. Hope I haven't forgotten anyone.


Your nature table is wonderful! Thank you for sharing your ideas.
What a great idea to put the field guides and nature notebooks AT the table - it makes so much sense, and now they'll get used more! I can make use of that space under the table that had me stumped for a use too! Thanks :)


Your nature table is stunning!


I love you table and it's great to see your beat up copy of Handbook of Nature Study, it's well loved and well used indeed :)) Happy weekend!


Thanks so much for showing this table - it is really beautiful; I love the effect of the mirror ... and by the way, as a very secondary effect it helped me finally to identify the fruit my five-year old found in a park in Speyer, Southwest Germany, the other day: a hedge apple (not at all common in our parts of Europe...). With the help of the English label, I could find the scientific name and eventually the German one. So - labelling is definitely a good idea ;-)
Greetings from across the pond! ... Sigrid

Pecos Blue

This is great idea we are just trying to figure out where to put it.

Barb Shelby

I just love your nature table! I'm writing to ask permission to use it on my website. It would be posted in the Earth and Green Theme- on the Nature and Science page. If you prefer that it is not used, please advise...
You have some wonderful ideas! I'll soon be back!!!
Barb Shelby

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