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A Letter to My Best Friend

Mar 29

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Today, I wrote a letter after school to my best friend in Tuvalu, Raita. I made some new stationery, with recycled paper and added seeds into it as it dried. I know she will plant the stationery in her garden after she reads my letter.

I invited her to visit me this Summer in Wisconsin. I hope she can come here to see my farm, and meet my forest friends. I know she would like meeting Jezebel too. I am sure she would like to see the Earth’s Clubhouse, and all the experiments my friends and I are doing to save the planet.

My Dad is driving me tomorrow in Morrie the Electric Truck to Viroqua so I can pick out some pretty stamps at the Post Office. I hope I am finished with my letter writing by then! I like to write!

Valentine’s Day ice hearts

Jan 17

Today my friends surprised me! After school they led me up the hill back behind my house. And there for my eyes to see was beautiful Asmina the Paw Paw tree with pretty pink hearts made from ice hanging from her branches. My forest friends all screamed at once Happy Valentine’s Day Beatrice! I didn’t want to ruin their surprise and tell them that Valentine’s Day is on February 14th not today. I think they want Asimina to look pretty all winter with the pink ice hearts.

My forest friends made the cute hearts by freezing water and cherry juice (from a Wisconsin orchard) in old, tin butter molds shaped like hearts they got from Virgina’s Attic an antique store owned by three wonderful woodchucks.

My vinegar library

Jun 02

Beatrice's vinegar libraryI have the world’s largest vinegar library. I have all kinds of vinegars in jars from A to Z. My mom helped me make the first recipes but now I can make most of the vinegar styles myself. Sometimes, Isabel helps me make more vinegars for the library. I have over 1OO kinds of vinegar made from local vegetables, herbs and fruits. My classmates can borrow any vinegars if they want to use a jar for dinner or lunch. My friends also borrow my recipe cards if they like.