Bill Fraser picking saskatoons.
Doreen Sage visiting the site and marker where she attended grade school.
in multilingual classroom settings. Local tours,
museums and entertainments are part of it, too.
The straw for all this art I must grow in my garden
as modern straw is unsuitable being short and
brittle. Ancient grains I grow are: Red Fife, Thatcher
Egyptian Pharoah’s , Kanrute, Russian Medieval
Multi head, Stinton and pioneer oats and barley.
The third activity is teaching languages, English,
Polish, French to selected serious students who
are chosen only after an interview as well as a
mandatory tongue flexibility test in their rendering
of the specific 58 English phonetic sounds. The
free individualized language experience model
course is designed for each individual or group
(3 is the best) which proceeds from listening and
speaking for rapid access to basic communication
followed by reading and writing. Since this is not a
crash course, it could last a number of years, for an
adult, for proficiency. A child below age 11 is a rapid
learner of languages so a year + is usual, especially
if they start at a grade 2, 3 or 4 level having been
exposed to a school structure of learning, wherever.
One must is proper Canadian handwriting at all
times (also taught.)
Since the farm has many animals, milk cow,
donkeys, geese, chickens. etc. and is basically
self-sufficient, I don’t notice any constraints unless
venturing to town (local only) doctor, or dentist,
and the local relatives or neighbors. A horse
for transportation around the farm is in order.
However, the inconvenience of a lockdown without
an end in sight is now a serious concern as retirees’
hour glasses are getting to be ¼ full.
Many NARTA members were busy these past
months. Doreen Sage travelled to Swan River and
visited the site and marker where she attended
grade school, Roaring River. Bill Fraser of Neepawa
went picking saskatoons in the wild and the bears
did keep their social distance.
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