Thursday, February 11, 2010
Loving The Library!
For all you Aussie homeschool mums or if your children attend school and have to do a project on Australian pioneer life this is a fabulous resource.
For rainy days and if you are searching for simple craft projects for the younger members of the family 'What Shall We Do Today?' by Catherine Woram is worth a browse. Projects for each season of the year are presented with colour photographs and clear instructions. My favourites were the hessian garden tote bag and the felt stars which feature on the front cover.
And finally, for the gardeners who are looking to grow something a little different. My new special interest is water gardens and we have recently started to grow both ornamental and edible water plants which are just flourishing in our climate - taros, water parsley and water chestnuts. We have been searching for a good book on what to plant in our pond but most books on water gardens have a very limited selection on what to and what not to plant. Then I found this book at the library 'Edible Water Gardens' Growing Water Plants for food and profit' by Nick Romanowski. It is the most comprehensive, most informative book on water plants - so many are edible and stacked with nutrients. We will be looking out for some of the plants he suggests and expect to refer to this book often, as we educate ourselves on this topic but alas it has to be returned to the library next week. Looks like we will be buying this book for our own library.
When it comes to being informed, entertained and educated e books, kindles, dare I say it, blogs and websites are all very well but real books whether purchased from the bookstore or borrowed from the library are something I love to have around my home, lining the shelves, filling the baskets and decorating my coffee table. I for one cannot imagine a world without books and a trip to the library is still more exciting (and better for your health) than sitting at a computer waiting for a download! Especially when they have new books!
With Love and Joy