Let's be frank for a second- kids are oftentimes counterproductive. But, with clear instructions and guidance (at times I swear I'm a drill sergeant...) my kids can become my greatest asset. Instead of book work today for math, I brought them with me into farm mode and together we did some work for the chickens. … Continue reading Real Life Homeschool Lesson
The Stillness of Morning
Today, I did something that defied logic. I mean, it went against every fiber of my being. I woke up before dawn. On purpose. I don't even have a dairy animal! I just determined to wake up before my children. Initially, I set an alarm for 5:00am. I went to bed at 9:30pm, and for … Continue reading The Stillness of Morning
Prayer Garden Progress
This afternoon I finished up the first section of the prayer garden. The focal point will of course be my lovely peonies. Alongside them, between the peonies and the rock border, I planted some Columbine (which hasn't sprouted yet). I think the blue-green foliage will be really complimentary, and hopefully, they'll flower beautifully the second … Continue reading Prayer Garden Progress
I learned a powerful and beautiful lesson a few weeks back that I thought I would share. My oldest son backed up our septic system by flushing a dog collar, underpants, and a wash cloth. That was a mess in itself. Then you add to that 3 fallen trees, old broken windows, and all the … Continue reading Thankful
Back to Eden: Barrenness to Abundance
This is the start of our 3rd year on this property. Lately I had been really discouraged about all the things we need to do, and the things we haven't been able to accomplish (goats, windows, roof, doors, floors, kitchen, bathrooms, etc...) But then, I happened across an old picture of the place before we … Continue reading Back to Eden: Barrenness to Abundance
Orchids in Bloom
It's that time of year again. Every time the orchids bloom, (or really any of our garden flowers) I find myself enraptured by God's incredible creative power. Just look at the beauty in creation! And to think that even something this unique and beautiful is marred by sin and pales in comparison to its original … Continue reading Orchids in Bloom
It is reeeally cold outside. So that means our time outdoors is limited and that makes for one antsy mama and an extremely rambunctious 2 year old. Today, our "science lesson" involved a nature walk searching for pinecones in the woods. We discussed pinecones and found some good specimens, then brought them inside to turn … Continue reading Chicken Treats
A Day on the Homestead
We get a lot done around here before noon, and you never quite know what a day will bring. This morning, I woke before the rest of the household and had my quiet time with the Lord. Then I made a breakfast of scrambled eggs and garden tomatoes (blueberries for my son who detests tomatoes) … Continue reading A Day on the Homestead
My Little Farm Boy
My son is so much fun to watch. He is learning and growing and I can't believe how entertained I am by him. Today he's been rather contrary. It's raining outside so I pulled out the box of indoor activities; blocks, flash card games, coloring... Nothing doing. He WANTS to be outside in the rain! … Continue reading My Little Farm Boy
Still Back to Eden Gardening!!
It's December and I'm still puttering in the garden... Ugh. I finally sat down last week and did the math for the space per veggie we need. Since this spring will be mostly a trial year, we're only growing the basics (tomatoes, cucumbers, greens, peas, beans, radishes, squash/zucchini, carrots, cruciferous veggies, sunchokes) and then judging … Continue reading Still Back to Eden Gardening!!
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