Showing posts from September 18, 2011

Adirondack Family Activities: Wilder Homestead Harvest Fest Sept 24

By Diane Chase My mother read all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books to me and I started the same tradition with my daughter. I thought as we read that we could duplicate the activities the Ingalls family was experiencing. Since we are not pioneers or living a homestead life I quickly realized that my attempt at a summer full of fun activities was getting complicated right from the start when “Pa” built a log cabin. We did collect sticks and attempt to notch them to comprise a log dollhouse. We eventually had to skip the house to continue to the story and enjoyed some homemade bread. Most people have heard of the “Little House” books that preserved a personal account of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s frontier life. Translated into over 40 different languages, the Laura Ingalls Wilder series glimpses into a time that has disappeared but that clearly demonstrates how settlers like the Ingalls and Wilder families built our country.

Talk Like A Pirate Day is Sept. 19

All Hands Hoay! Argg... you survy dogs September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day so ” Blow me down” and “Shiver me timbers." What? Can't be bothered talkin' like a pirate? Then prepared to be keel hauled, and it will be Davy Jones’ Locker for ye. Whether ye be scallywag or landlubbers. Whatever ya fancy, belay yer bellyachin’ and get out an have some fun! I can't think of any more pirate speak. My children are at school. Since they tend to break into fluent Pirate every day of the year, after a few rounds of "You can't tell me what to do," I can usually glean a few sassy pirate words for the record. Perhaps I can add a few more when it's time to do homework. Q: Did you finish your homework? A: Arrgg...