Here are some of the bins after we have sorted it all out. This week's bin had eggplant, cabbage, corn, zuchini, lettuce, broccoli, potatoes, onions, plums, peaches, raspberries, bananas, grapefruit, tomatoes, avocadoes...I probably left something out. Then after delivery and sorting all the coop members have between 12:30 and 2:30 to come and pick up their bins and enjoy fresh organic produce for the next 2 weeks before the next time's coop. Our school day flowed pretty good through the coop time. I left Clara and Christian home. We left about 10:30 and he plays with her until daddy comes home for lunch. Then they all have lunch together and Daddy puts her down for a nap and goes back to work. Then Christan starts his school which has all been organized for him by me the night before. Cullen comes with me to the coop and we pack his school supplies. Cullen is a very big help with the coop. He helps unload and sort even with his hurt wrist. After we sorted we were able to get reading, spelling/vocab/poetry, grammar, and history done. He had done math before we left the house. So by the time we got home all school was finished. =D Cullen starts Science when it gets in...hopefully by Friday so we can start it next week.
Well, that does it for our coop days.
Today's school day went wonderfully smooth and I even managed to get their workboxes ready for tomorrow before starting dinner. The past 2 nights I have gone to bed well after 1 trying to get their workboxes ready. I am getting in the swing of things and it is getting easier. I have said a LOT of prayers and say them continually through the day for patience and nice/kind, supportive words and that I can be an encouragement to them. He is definitely answering the prayers and holding me up through the day. I just have to keep reminding myself that I don't do this on my own and when I try I fail miserably!
I even managed to try a new, more in depth recipe for tonight and it was a success. It was Moussaka. I found the recipe on www.allrecipes.com I absolutely love this website for all my recipes. From what I read it is a Greek dish. It reminded us of a type of lasagna. I, of course, did not use the cheese or the egg. I used egg replacer and used nutritional yeast flakes for a cheesy flavor. The whole casserole dish just has a bit left in it. So in my book...success!! Give it a try!