I checked. It has been almost a month since my last blog post. Not for lack of thinking about posts to write. I like to write about almost anything. But it hasn't been happening. Here are some of the things that have been going on:
We picked berries, 4 of us plus Quarta's friend G., at the blueberry farm in Woodland that is so generously opened to the Cedar Tree community every year. We had enough for the aforementioned 2 batches of jam plus a few pies plus 10 gallon bags for the freezer. The berries were big this year, and G. is a fast picker, and only took one shoebox full for herself. I didn't take pictures of the berries, but they are the same color as the counter above. So if one rolled away while cleaning it might go undetected for a while.
I have been taking a bit of a busman's holiday for the last few months, creating a Latin course for the Duolingo website. This is not officially endorsed, but it came about because, at least 2 times a week on the discussion board, someone asks, "Why isn't Latin available on Duolingo?" And given that they have Klingon and Esperanto, I think that's a fair question, but there is no official word whatsoever on a timetable for when it might be added, and would-be classicists are getting restless. So I started publishing one lesson a week, replicating the interactive, gamified Duolingo format as closely as possible, and just posting the lessons on the forum. Here is the link to the directory of lessons that I've made so far. We are up to the third declension, and I'm having fun with it.
rug out of rag yarn (some t-shirts and some woven cottons) for a shower gift. I am getting back into knitting a little, or rather, I have been working at a slow rate all along and just not blogging as much. I don't think I've shared my other two, close-to-finished projects yet:
This has the feel of a Randomday post, and it isn't even Randomday yet! I will try to do a quick catchup with the rest of what's been going on for the last few weeks tomorrow.
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