When Basswood is home he spends lots of time with his sisters teaching them different things. He takes them outside and teaches them about the trees and plants in the woods. He helps them plant a garden of their own and encourages them to care for it. (This year caring for the garden was hard because it rained so much.)
Basswood also teaches them how to use a camera and how to take pictures. This post contains pictures his thirteen year old sister has taken.