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How to Make a Handmade Journal

We take “custom” to a whole new level here in the Crown Valley craft room. Journals are a great way to write down creative thoughts and ideas, take quick notes, sketch, draw, and express yourself. If the contents of our journals are custom, why not make the outside custom too? To make your own, here…
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Hoof Trimming: Goat Edition!

Trimming goat hooves The Ark Petting Zoo is always a lot of fun no matter what we are doing. We spent last Tuesday trimming the goat’s hooves. They were very curious and wanted to come into the classroom area where we were working, but once they were in the classroom they tried to escape. The…
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The Jeremiah Garden’s 2018 Planting Calendar

January 1st - 5thPoppiesFlower BulbsWildflowers8th - 12thSugar Snap PeasSpinachWildflowers15th - 19thBroccoliCabbageLettuceOnionWildflowersPoppies22nd - 26thCauliflowerRadishesSpinachLettuce - 1 square29th - Feb. 2ndAsparagusBeetsSugar Snap PeasCarrotsChardBroccoliCabbage February 5th - 9thLettuceSpinachCauliflowerRadishesFlowers12th - 16thHerbsTomatoesBeetsCarrotsFlowers19th - 23rdGreen BeansCornStrawberriesSummer SquashTomatoesLettuce26th - Mar. 2ndCucumberOkraHerbsPeppersPotatoes/Sweet PotatoesStrawberriesWinter Squash/PumpkinsHerbs March 5th- 9thEggplantMelonsHerbsWinter Squash/PumpkinsTomatoesGreen BeansCorn12th - 16thTomatoesSummer SquashCucumberHerbs19th - 23rdMelonWinter Squash/PumpkinsPeppersCornHerbs26th - 30thPotatoesCornGreen BeansStrawberriesCucumber April 2nd - 6thMelonsTomatoes9th -…
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Being Missions Minded

Being more "Missions-minded" in the central valley “How can I be more ‘missional’ when I’m just an ordinary person living in the Central Valley?” That was the thought I had this morning as two of our pastors interviewed each other about a conference they recently attended. I think this is a common thought among those…
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The Ark Petting Zoo

The Ark petting zoo There is never a dull moment in the Petting Zoo at Crown Valley Youth Ranch! With the Alpaca Team, comprised of Chewbacca-(aka 'Chewie' ) and Kramer, leading the way in the 'Social Butterfly Club", our surrounding community has certainly been entertained and thrilled to meet and greet these fascinating creatures. They…
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Nail String Art

What is CVYR’s favorite craft you ask?Well, it is a combination of awesome & simple, and the possibilities of design and pattern are endless. Plus, you don’t have to have too much creativity, but you can fit a boatload of creativity into it as well! It is suitable for almost every age… Nail String Art!…
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Welcome to the Jeremiah Garden & Roots!

Welcome friends, Over the past few months I have been building our horticulture program by writing up lesson plans for our session leaders. I have created a binder and as I add lessons I will be posting them for all of you to enjoy. These lessons start with the basics of how to garden. Feel…
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Lesson 2: How to plant

Hello Fellow CVYR Friends,Planting with kids is a lot of fun. Make your time planting an educational experience for your child and make it fun! Some of my favorite memories as a kid were in the garden with my grandmas. I learned a lot in the garden. Simple and practical things. Dedication, commitment, patients, and…
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Lesson 1: Square Foot Gardening

Lesson 1: Square Foot Gardening Hello Fellow CVYR Friends,The summer heat has been beating down and cooking our Central Valley floor the last two months.  This means our garden is exploding with produce. Our watermelons are growing and stretching out and we have been picking spaghetti acorn, and butternut squash, cucumbers, tomato, summer squash, corn,…
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Craftsman Program

Arts & Crafts / Craftsman Program We love creating masterpieces with the hands the Good Lord has given us! Whether the masterpiece is a beautifully designed oak chest or a crayon drawing, everything made by our kids is precious. Learning to work with several different mediums allows our kids to gain confidence and expand their…
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