On Tuesday, the Solemnity of the Assumption, we drove over 3 hours to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
The view was beautiful. It was a perfect day for the visit.
On the drive home, we prayed a Rosary in honor of the Assumption.Wednesday we got back to the books and began the 2nd lesson in Zoology on birds. We talked about what makes a bird and bird, the parts of a bird, the hobby of bird watching and identifying birds and we looked at a field guide. We began reading Raissa Maritain's Saint Thomas Aquinas and we watched Bishop Robert Barron's Pivotal Player Series episode on "St. Francis of Assisi." Brigid did 3 more reading lessons completing lesson 16 and finished her entire handwriting book. She is also very close to finishing her second counting workbook, so I ordered her her Kindergarten math book and a few more handwriting books. Teresa also got stung by a wasp. It was our first sting for any of the children. Fortunately, while there was pain and swelling, there were no other reactions. Aloe and ice helped significantly and calmed her down.
Unfortunately we've had a little trouble in our garden. I mean the corn looks good, the sunflowers are about to flower and we’ve now got almost a dozen of these beautiful cherry tomatoes.
The problem is the pumpkins. Now we have at least 8 of them of varying sizes, but the leaves have gotten white on them and then turn a pale sickly yellow. My guess is powdery Mildew but I’m not sure what to do about it. I've pulled some of the worst of them but I don't want to damage the pumpkins.