Last week our family went to Banff, Alberta for a 5 day getaway. The man of the house needed to go to Banff for work reasons, and since we homeschool (and therefore have the Awesome Superpower Of Flexibility), we decided to temporarily assign a new classroom arrangement. Psst, that’s homeschool code for “we are totally… Continue reading How to Homeschool While on Vacation
I wanted to write about the basics of starting a breeding program for your own flock of chicken. I know there are many homesteaders and rural folk out there who are wondering how to go about developing a sustainable flock breeding system. I will discuss some basics and talk about my own efforts some. The… Continue reading How To Breed Your Heritage Chickens
Home is…like a well worn quilt. Held together with love, keeps you warm at night – filled with memories.
As part of our homestead journey, I’ve been realizing more and more how much learning occurs in real life… The stuff we do everyday, just as a matter of course. They might not get to do as much if they were in school all day long, homeschooling definitely allows my kids oodles of free play,… Continue reading 100 Things Kids Learn On a Homestead
“Go out to where nature has not been disturbed, look at what it is doing and copy it!” – Paul Gautschi Four years ago I happened upon Paul Gautschi’s film, Back to Eden. You can watch the film for FREE here. This is not your average documentary. I would call it more of a game-changer. I… Continue reading How The “Back to Eden” Movie Changed Our Life
Here is my lunch from today. Quite something, isn’t it? I often make a nutritarian stirfry when I peek into my fridge and see a whole lot of veggies that would look great in a wok. My recipe is ridiculously basic. Cut up various veggies (I used mushrooms, celery, carrot, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, green pepper)… Continue reading A Simple Stirfry
“With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.” Job 12 Oftentimes we are like the young merchant from Boston, who in 1849, as the story goes, was caught up in the fervor of the California gold rush. He sold all of… Continue reading Sunday Soul Food