Sunday, 21 December 2014

The Hoarder's Art Room


Nothing to do with home education but I thought some of you might like to take a look at my new blog The Hoarder's Art Room. It's a showcase of my own artwork.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Bringing In The Harvest


Today the children harvested their onions and carrots. There was much hilarity when they saw some of the weird shaped carrots.


Saturday, 13 December 2014

Murramarang Camping Trip


Over the past week we have been camping at Depot Beach in Murramarang National Park near Batemans Bay.

The forecast was for 7 days of heavy rain and thunderstorms! Luckily we had only 1 really rainy day. Our activities included bush walking, beach combing, looking for fossils, geology, gold panning, museums, golf, and swimming. We spotted plenty of wildlife including kangaroos, snakes, sea eagles, fish, crabs, octopus, and hundreds (and I do mean hundreds!) of disgusting leeches.




WWII  Lookout post







We made a visit to Mogo Gold Rush Colony where we found out all about the gold rushes and how people lived and worked. We even panned for real gold.





 





We saw the rock crusher in operation.






Death Mask

Barber's Chair

Undertaker


At the Inn - 5 people would share this sack bed







Printing press

Printing plate






Wasp's Head


Fossils














O'Hara Island
When it began pouring down we retreated to Batemans Bay shell museum.




Next up was Batemans Bay Old Courthouse Museum. The museum was pretty interesting. Each room had a different theme such as home, war, school, farming etc.








Later we took a rainforest walk and soon wished we hadn't as we became covered in hundreds of gross leeches!



At the botanic gardens the children chatted with the volunteers and examined objects on the nature table. We managed to spot no less than three red belly black snakes on our walk around the gardens.


Octopus on Depot Beach 





Blue Tongue Lizard






Crazy Golf