9 months ago

Why we are funschooling this year

Funschooling

Can you remember back to your early  years? Carefree and adventure filled. With so many adventures waiting to be lived that were only stifled by school walls and boring teachers.  Learning was necessary but did it have to be so blasted boring? I recall feeling that way, and those same thoughts I see written on […]

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10 months ago

You GOAT to be kidding me!

goats-feature

Goats- the good, the bad and the ugly….. So picture yourself, an aspiring homesteader… (or if you rather like to think of yourself as sane, picture me I’m the homestead nut). Walking out of the farmhouse on a warm late July afternoon, herding a gaggle of kids out of the house to the car parked […]

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Free to be you

About Me

Free to be unique As we celebrate another 4th of July, America’s Independence Day we are reminded of freedom. Freedom, for us, as a family of military veterans, we do not take for granted. Having seen what true oppression, looks like, and I promise you once you see that you can never forget. I will […]

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11 months ago

Welcome baby #5!

New baby

I haven’t posted much in the last few weeks, and I apologize for the temporary absence. June is/was baby month (and secretly I’ll share I’m not a patient person at the end of a pregnancy). I know many moms who say they “loved being pregnant”, well not me. When you are 5’4″ and grow larger […]

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11 months ago

May Round-Up 2017

May

As we wrap up May, that’s when the homestead really starts coming to life. The bees are buzzing, wild birds are hatching, flowers are blooming, plants are growing and wheat fields that surround us are only weeks away from harvest. Building a homestead is a busy life, there is a lot of work to be […]

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last year

So you think you want to homestead?

Free-range homestead

The up’s and downs of a free-range homestead Free-Range homestead. So what exactly do I mean by free-range homestead? Free-Range gets tossed around a lot lately. In the commercial industry this term has been adopted and still doesn’t mean what you would think. However to us homesteaders it means we let animals be generally free. […]

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Confessions of a Homeschool Mom

Here we are cruising through April, and I have to admit that I am excited May is next! This may sound Crazy but this Mama needs a summer break. As homeschooler we often get categorized as “weird”, even though the reality of homeschooling has really changed, check out Homeschooling stigma’s, give it up people it’s […]

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last year

March Round-Up (2017)

March has come and gone, Spring has officially started, and all of life is in full swing. Planting, transplanting, watering, animals, milking, fence mending, so much is here and life is coming anew once again. We can once again look forward to line dryed laundry, sprinkler days, shorts and flip-flops, flowers blooming, melons to eat, […]

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last year

Dear society, you’re failing the people

Dear Society, You are truly failing the people. Don’t agree? Well let me share my point of view. People now believe that mediocre is good, and excellence is impossible. They creep through a day complaining about health problems that small easy changes would fix for them, however happy to instead stand in line at a […]

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