We had a little harvest moon party last night. My kids still get up with the chickens, so we saw the moon in the early morning. They thought this was great since we never go out in the morning before the sun is up.
Little J helped me make dinner while Sassyfras and Juiciness finished their art project.
We roasted a chicken with carrots, onions, and potatoes in a dutch oven. To make this, I simply rinse and pat dry a large chicken sprinkle it with season salt, pepper, and a lemon thyme/dill spice mix. Then put it in a dutch oven with a little fat free chicken stock along with sliced carrots, potatoes, and onions. I baked it at 400 degrees until the chicken reached 180 degrees internally.
We included a blessing for our farmers in our grace.
Little J read the book, "I took the Moon for A Walk" by Carolyn Curtis to us earlier this evening. This book has beautiful pictures and lovely rhyming text about a little boy who imagines a night walk with the moon. In the back there is a bit of non fiction information about the phases of the moon.
They started their picture earlier in the day by painting and cutting out a harvest moon, the first full moon before the fall equinox. Then they glued it to a piece of yellow construction paper. I cut out a couple of tree silhouettes for them to paste on their pictures. Juiciness requested googly eyes (another googly eye addict) for the trees.
They painted fall leaves using pom poms. They thought this was great fun and I thought this was a great fine motor activity!
The tree on the right is missing a googly eye...it was stuck to my shoulder. I usually don't find these things out until I'm someplace one generally doesn't want to discover they have a googly eye or anything else stuck to them.
We had a fun dessert for the night too (Caramel spoons and apple cider), more on that later though.