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Nomadic seasons of farming adventures with nature thrown in to include; a pinch of family, snippets of friends, counting our blessings, paying IT forward, home school, and the spicy things I decide to rant about.







Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Some Things I Wanted to Pass On

Do ya'll love history?  I know I do and apparently have pass this love onto my oldest son.  The Travel Channel has a show I just absolutely adore that comes on Tuesday nights called 'OFF LIMITS.'  The host Don Wildman takes viewers into abandoned: buildings, weapons sites, rivers, manufacturing plants, government sites, and tells viewers about the historical contributions made to Americans from passed generations.  Last night, he took us to New York's Governors' Island, a ship grave yard, the biggest arm's dealer in the US, a military prison, and the island used to quarantine 1000s of people with small pox all in or near New York City.  In my opinion so worth the viewing.

New York's Episode slides here:
http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Off_Limits/Photos/secrets-of-new-york-islands
or just the whole season to come here:
http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Off_Limits
plus museum mysteries (haven't seen this one yet)
http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Mysteries_At_The_Museum

Another thing I wanted to tell my readers about is a website called icivicsI found this website looking for information to teach our boys about civics, economics, and budeting for personal use and discussions on the national level.  This is an excellent site for home school parents or those just needing to find information layed out in a manner that is easy to understand.  This week Saenz, Zephyr and I are going over our lessons in budeting and yes; I teach them about coupons and rebates -- very important in my way of thinking.  There are both teacher and student pages to print out or download for later use.  Excellent site, I hope ya'll enjoy.

We still have not gotten another pup.  It is so lonely outside without Banjo.  Seriously, I think I have been depressed since he was killed.  We do have the word out to find another pet for our family.  Have ya'll noticed that fall is here?  It is such a blessing not to be over 110 by noon.  The boys and I will be spending more time outside now that the Fire Ball has taken a break from our daily torture.  I hope all is going well in your slices of heaven...

BTW is it time to think about planting a fall garden yet? Thoughts anyone........

2 comments:

Sharon said...

Hi Mal!

Sounds like a good show to watch with the kids (or without) We watch the travel channel quite a bit, but Tuesday night is NCIS night and Unforgettable. We also watch the History Channel and Discovery.

Oh, btw, I gave up on FB, I am not on there anymore. Too much for me to mess with anymore.

We don't winter garden up here.

Nekkid Chicken said...

LOL I know FB is totally annoying now. Well repeat episodes come on from time to time. I love the show; very informational.

Take care and please get well!