"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Thursday, October 13, 2011

When The Frost Is On The Punkin.....

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we're using the Charlotte Mason method of education this year and it has been a wonderful year so far.

We're especially enjoying all the reading aloud; more specifically - poetry.  The poem that we've been reciting over the past few weeks is When The Frost Is On The Punkin by James Whitcomb Riley. It's been so much fun! The phrase "When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock" is repeated throughout the poem. It has "stuck" in my children's minds and they walk around saying it over and over again.  :)  This poem inspired us to make our own fodder shock and here are the photos from our fun...



                          As you can see, it turned out great!  :)

You can read the entire poem here....

"While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
Winter and summer,
And day and night,
Shall not cease."  -  Genesis 8:22

Have a blessed day,




  1. Lisa, just beautiful. CM and you were made for each other! I'm very glad your children are loving it! What an inspiration!

  2. It looks like you are enjoying lovely Fall days and homeschool days! Have a blessed day! :)

  3. Looks like you and your family had a wonderful time! I would love to learn more about the Charlotte Mason method of teaching.

  4. Looks like a wonderful time!!

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog :0)


  5. Wow, so neat! What a memory! : ) A beautiful poem too.

  6. Autumn to me is exactly that...doing things together to remember later in the winter!

    Thank you for sharing :)


  7. Beautiful! What a wonderful idea! Fall seems a bit non existent here in Georgia... so it's nice to see some wonderful pictures!

    Thanks for linking up with me :)

  8. Lovely photographs...looks as though everyone had a great time!

    Thanks for visiting my blog today! :)


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