Growing Mushrooms is Seriously Awesome: Harvesting Mushrooms

Growing Mushrooms with Kids - Mushroom Inquiry - An Everyday Story

Today I think we took the last harvest of our oyster mushrooms. Growing mushrooms has been so incredibly fascinating. The kids and I were completely enamoured by the entire process. We watched as furry white lumps turned into tiny mushrooms, then grew and grew. It was incredible. Each day Jack and Sarah would check and […]

Growing Mushrooms and Studying Mycology

Mushroom Growing Kits for Kids - Mushroom Inquiry - How Do Mushrooms Grow - An Everyday Story

I never knew fungi were so fascinating. They aren’t really plants and they aren’t animals either, they are in a kingdom all of their own. We were at the farmers’ market recently and there was a new stallholder selling all kinds of interestingly shaped mushrooms. Usually we only see the regular old button mushrooms, so this […]

How to Make a Small Greenhouse From Recyclable Materials + Free Learning Materials

Well that was a long and rather unexpected break! We are having quite a few renovations done on our house (no more green rooms!!), and well, you know how renos go; everything takes a hundred times longer and is infinitely more disruptive to your day-to-day than you imagined. But the sheets have come off all […]

From Seed to Plant: How do plants grow?

Seed Inquiry - Raising Seedlings - An Everyday Story

On Sunday nights I used to share a bunch of photos from our week. I really liked sharing our week that way but because there were often so many photos on a lot of different topics all in one post,  it makes them hard to search and they kind of get lost in my archives. […]

A Year in the Kitchen Garden

Working in the kitchen garden {An Everyday Story}

A year ago, well 13 months, we started building our kitchen garden. We were complete novices; having never really grown anything before, but we were full of hope and lots of energy. We dove in; deciding the clear our entire front yard, to create our garden. We were on a huge learning curve, but what […]

Learning about Decomposition

Decomposing Activity - An Everyday Story

I mentioned last week that Jack and Sarah have been asking a lot about our rubbish lately. Even though we have had a compost bin for about three months now and they help to take out the scraps, Jack and Sarah have never really asked how it worked. Until recently. “Mummy, why do we compost?” […]