::Tangents is the collection spot for the things we're thinking about, obsessively researching, and doing at home and on the web.
Enjoying looking at an enormous book Strider brought home-Atlas of American Agriculture: Physical Basis including Land Relief, Climate, Soils and Natural Vegetation. It was published by the US department of agriculture in 1936 and has lots of color plates:
(You can access this book online here.)
In all my years of cooking and preparing food, I've never easily cut up a whole, raw chicken. While preparing this awesome chicken for Michael's Father's Day meal, I found this video for how to cut up a chicken into parts. I'm proud to say that I cut up my second chicken in less than five minutes- it's such clever technique!
Laura turned me onto the Alan Bradley series about Flavia De Luce, an 11 year-old detective. If you are looking for some light summer reading, the five-book series is a good bet.
I think I already posted about this book, but we're having so much fun working through Art Lab for Kids. I wanted my boys to spend more time making art this summer, and this book is providing the perfect framework.
We were off to a bit of a slow start, but I'm hoping to get in the groove for summer break and do a few projects from the book each week. I replenished our art supplies using the suggestions in the first chapter, so now we have almost everything we need to do every project in the book- which makes contemplating new projects much more fun to me, don't have to run to the art store before we can get going.