Self Reliance Lessons

Last week we baked bread and put up strawberry preserves as a family–a change from our usual routine that did not interrupt our homeschool studies, though it did cut in to our play time and chore time!

Screech helped wash the berries:

Then Buttercup mashed them (which wasn’t necessary, as I blend them in a blender. But hey–we were short on jobs, lol!)

While the jam was being made, Dizzy was grinding wheat flour to make us some loaves of bread from scratch:

All in all, a fun and educational day, but a little too good to be healthy because homemade jam+freshbaked bread=better than cake!

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