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September 19, 2020 - Dad Teaches Earth Science

One of the great things we've learned about homeschooling is that you can teach on the weekends! Nate will be teaching Earth Science to Anna this year. We are going to focus this Fall on things that grow and thrive beneath the earth's surface. We are starting with fungus!!

This post is written by Anna Vinton:

something I learned about camp is that you can create anything out of mushrooms, you can even mash them up and turn them in to a cake [ but remember to cook them] or if you don't have time to cook them you can make a stylish scarf! We are having a blast up in Maine in the wild with the mushrooms 🍄.


We went to Bethel and watched a movie about mushrooms. It was called Fantastic Fungi. The movie theater is called The Gem. we learned so much. We learned if they are poison and not poison and all sorts of other stuff about identifying them! Some glow in the dark.

this is Amanda Moran talking!

It was also outdoors so we were really cold, but we brought sleeping bags and outdoor chairs!

My Buddies and me taking a selfie.

my Buddies before I made friends with them.👩🏼🍄 🍄 🍄

I will look up what these mushroom are called and get back to you.

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Jennifer Hewitt
Jennifer Hewitt
Sep 30, 2020

so much fun! love, lulu


This is fantastic. How lucky you all are to be here in Maine in Lovell. I used to live in Albany Township, just a few miles away. Your grandmother Vinton is a former classmate at G ould Academy and dear friend. I also knew your great-grandfather Bill and your grandpa Vinton's sister Betsey. Your mushroom necklace looks delicious. I look forward to reading more about your deercountryschooling in future blogs. Your friend in Portland, Maine, Norma K Salway


Fang Ha
Fang Ha
Sep 22, 2020

Hi Anna, This is Tiffany. Do you remember my Chinese name is Fang? Sometimes my friend even calls me Fungus. (I don't know how I feel about the nickname.>-<) But it is so cool that you are learning about mushrooms. You are always the best teacher!! Can you teach me what you have learned?


Wow wee! What does mushroom cake taste like? You can do really yummy bbq mushrooms - just coat them in some miso, soya sauce and ginger and pop them on the grill - I think maybe your mom taught me that recipe!


Go Anna! We saw that movie in Newport last year. We know a couple of varieties of mushrooms. Our favorite is agaricus campester. (unknown spelling) DO NOT EAT ANY MUSHROOM UNLESS A KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSON SAYS THEY ARE OK. Grows in fields with cows after a rain. In the fall. Their gills are pink.

I don’t remember seeing it in Maine, but I wasn’t looking the way you girls are.

Keep up the good wiork!

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