Boy and Girl Day

We have a new holiday.  Though Japan may have a Boy’s Day (May 5) and a Girl’s Day (March 3) and former East Germany has Kindertag (June 1), only Massachusetts has “Boy and Girl Day” (August 21).

Boy and Girl Day was originated by Sabine and Violette Smith and is celebrated on the third Thursday of August.

Here are some photos from the celebration in Groveland.

Recent Reads

A Year in the Life of an Organic Farm The Eight-Year Odyssey of a Waldorf Teacher and His Class An Introduction to His Life and Work

Harvest: A Year in the Life of an Organic Farm by Nicola Smith

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Contrary to what other reviewers said, this made me think, “Why would anyone do it?” The photos are beautiful and the writing is excellent — you are a fly on the wall and get to witness the good, the bad & the ugly (fights between the couple). It definitely made me appreciate the farmers at our farmers market a lot more.

School As a Journey: The Eight-Year Odyssey of a Waldorf Teacher and His Class by Torin M. Finser

rating: 4 of 5 stars
With Leo about to start at a Waldorf Kindergarten, I thought this might be a good way to learn about Waldorf schools. It was interesting to read and gave a teacher’s perspective about what having a class for eight years was like.

Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction to His Life and Work by Gary Lachman

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Very readable and I definitely learned about Steiner and his times. I have a new understanding of his very interesting life.