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one winner will receive $50 worth of co-op credit (whether or not youre a member) towards our November 15th order (remember, we will be offeringselect Kinderkram, Ostheimer, and Sarahs silks items!), a second winner will receive a free copy of Christmas Crafts, a new book from Steiner Books with Waldorf inspired Christmas crafts and gift ideaswhich we are adding to the catalog for our November order, and as soon as we hit 100 (I think we are just a day or two away!), I will celebrate by offering a free membership!

To enter the giveaway,share about iton a social network or blog. An extra point if you subscribe to the blog or like Cedar Ring Circle Waldorf Supply Co-op on facebook here. Please leave just one comment, telling me which of the points youve earned, this will help me tally it up easier. ;) Giveaway closes on November 7th! Good luck, my friends! And thank you to everyone who has ever whispered a word of support or encouragement, or shared enthusiasm with me- the raindrops that watered the seeds and the rays that warmed it.

Boys of Freedom

The Plan

ThirdMonday from 10:30-12:30

September- December

The meet up spot is going to be University Place Library. I am waiting to get the meeting room scheduled. If that falls through we will meet at my house for the first meeting.


The mission of Boys of Freedom is to create lasting friendships with boys of high character, active minds and busy hands, to introduce moral leadership activities and opportunities, to bond and move through life together.
Membership is open to boys aged 9-12.

  1. Monthly Meetings, two hours in length: Each meeting begins with an opening ceremony that includes prayer and pledge of Allegiance. ( The meet up spot is going to be University Place Library. I am waiting to get the meeting room scheduled. If that falls through we will meet at my house for the first meeting.)
  2. Reading and discussion of biographies of great men: The boys read one biography per month from the Childhood of Famous Americans series. This meeting also includes a presentation by the advisor on the era in which the famous person lived. There may be an occasional guest speaker as the advisor deems necessary.
  3. Leadership training and experience: This makes up the other part of the meeting. Basic parliamentary procedure is taught. The advisor gives a short lesson on leadership. Each boy then gives a 5-10 minute presentation on the topic of his choice. For example, cooking, volcanoes, airplanes, piano recitals, Johnny Appleseed, Big Foot, Legos. This helps him develop leadership skills while increasing the feeling of brotherhood in the club.
  4. Tuition: $5 for supplies. Book cost is not included. There are MANY copies available through the Library system.

We will start with Milton Hershey, Young Chocolatier by M. M. Eboch you can get at Amazon for under $6.00 I do believe.


A Must Read about Mc Donalds ~ this is a good decent man who took the time to write this and he signed the statement and included his contact info.

Please Read on:

I’m sure those of you who aren’t in the cattle business don’t understand the issues here. But to those of us whose living depends on the cattle market, selling cattle, raising the best beef possible… This is frustrating. This will keep us from ever stopping there again, even for a drink. The original message is from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association American cattle producers are very passionate about this.

McDonald’s claims that there is not enough beef in the USA to support their restaurants. Well, we know that is not so. Our opinion is they are looking to save money at our expense. The sad thing of it is that the people of the USA are the ones who made McDonald’s successful in the first place, but we are not good enough to provide beef.

We personally are no longer eating at McDonald’s, which I am sure does not make an impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an impact felt.

All Americans that sell cows at a livestock auction barn had to sign a paper stating that we do NOT EVER feed our cows any part of another cow.. South Americans are not required to do this as of yet.

McDonald’s has announced that they are going to start importing much of their beef from South America . The problem is that South Americans aren’t under the same regulations as American beef producers, and the regulations they have are loosely controlled.

They can spray numerous pesticides on their pastures that have been banned here at home because of residues found in the beef. They can also use various hormones and growth regulators that we can’t. The American public needs to be aware of this problem and that they may be putting themselves at risk from now on by eating at good old McDonald’s.

American ranchers raise the highest quality beef in the world and this is what Americans deserve to eat. Not beef from countries where quality is loosely controlled. Therefore, I am proposing a boycott of McDonald’s until they see the light.

I’m sorry but everything is not always about the bottom line, and when it comes to jeopardizing my family’s health, that is where I draw the line.

I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) …and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) … and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers!

(I did a bit more….90!…mtc)

I’ll bet you didn’t think you and I had that much potential, did you? Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on..

David W. Forrest, Ph.D ., PAS, Dipl.
ACAP Department of Animal Science
Texas A&M University
Phone (979) 845-3560
Fax (979) 862-3399
2471 TAMU College Station , TX 77843-2471

Weekend Warrior

So I am doing the Currclick get fit with my kids. We study Taekwondo regularly and enjoy working out together. This past weekend we each took our test for our next rank. I had hurt my back earlier and wasn’t sure I could do it. However, I purchased a magnetic back brace from Nikken, and with no pain proceeded to my test raring to go. I was FLAWLESS!!! I didn’t miss a single thing. I was so proud of myself. Then I woke up this morning. Dear God what did I do to myself! My poor fat legs are sooooooo sore along with my hips. Apparently I worked harder in two hours than I normally do. The nice thing is, my back still doesn’t hurt. Yeah for my Nikken Brace!!!! If you are interested check out to see pic of the recent test or for more information on Nikken and their amazing products.

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Time4Learning Review

Our thirty day trial has ended as of today. Over all I must say that I am not “sold” on the program. It’s a fun program, but the learning is VERY minimal. I only let my son use it AFTER he has done his other school work and done a good job on it. Thus it is more of a reward for him. It works great for this, especially if you have a child that like being on the computer. For an overall curriculum though, it is not a great choice. There just isn’t a lot of content to it. But this seems to be the standard with online programs like this. This is not the first one I have looked at and overall, I have found them ALL to be lacking in content.