If you know me at all, then you know I’m a hot mess. I’ve never been good with keeping a schedule. Maybe it’s the free-loving hippie in me or maybe I’m just irresponsible. Whatever it is, my indifference to keeping a schedule is problematic when trying to do this homesteading and homeschooling thing.
Archives for March 2016
The Husband has an opportunity to go to a conference out of town. His travel for this conference is immediately prior to a trip with his motorcycle buddies to Barber Motor Sports in Birmingham to the motorcycle races. This means him being gone for 7 days. No big deal. I can hold down the fort while he’s gone.
Most of us would agree that there is a huge difference in eating grocery store canned or frozen foods, and eating produce taken straight from the garden. A beautiful difference. A tasty difference. A choir of angels singing down from the Heavens difference. Ok… maybe that’s a bit too far, or may not. NOT TO FEAR! Follow these 8 easy… Read More
Today I got up at the butt-crack of dawn with the Littles. As I was sleepily running through my morning routine I could faintly hear the ca-caw of my chickens outside. Someone was proudly announcing the egg she laid. As the coffee began to seep into my sleep-deprived brain I became more aware that the ca-cawing kept going and it didn’t… Read More
When The Husband brought home chickens a little over a year ago, I imagined a great bounty of eggs. Nine chickens means nine eggs a day! Right?!
I broke out the flip flops. I’m donning shorts. I may have even shaved my legs! Well… once. It’s that time of year again in North Carolina. It’s Spring Chicken Time!
I’m going to make a confession. I have zero real working knowledge of creating a garden. Yeah, yeah… I know. What exactly did I learn when getting an agriculture degree? To be fair, it’s an agricultural business degree. Give me your produce and I can sell it, but to grow it? That’s a whole new ball game.
This is the 3rd and final installment for talking about curriculum. You can find a post about Year 1 here and Year 2 here. I have thus far run our school year much like the traditional school year: August through May with summers off. When I began this year I knew we were going to move to a more year-round schedule…. Read More
This is the second installment of my post on curriculum. If you missed Year 1, you can go back and read it by clicking here. Year 2 was different than Year 1 in so many ways. First, this was the first year that we had to legally register our homeschool with the State. Second, we moved into the old farmhouse… Read More
Talking curriculum is an overwhelming subject. If you have ever looked at curriculum then you know there are hundreds of thousands of different types of curriculum. Picking a curriculum was the single most daunting part about my decision to homeschool. In fact, talking curriculum is so huge that I’m going to break this post up into 3 different posts for… Read More