Busy Times

Early last Monday morning, Joe came knocking on our door.  We were just sitting down to breakfast and he says, “Get your things off the back porch washhouse, I am tearing it off today!”  Really?  We were not prepared, we never knew it would be that soon.  The kids and I could not do the …

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Simply Joys

There are so many things each day to be thankful for that I can hardly keep up.  Our family is so blessed.  We really have found a good balance in life and keeping life down to the simple needs of living makes for precious fellowship as a family.  Days are so full.  We work.  We …

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Old Fashioned

Fashion or Old Fashioned? Homesteaders are like pioneers.  While the rest of society is marching to the beat of pop culture, we are marching out to the barn to milk the family cow.  My husband and I were public-schooled and had the opportunity to be caught up in the popularity contest of fashions and fads. We …

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Maple Syrup and Mercy

Mark and the boys have been collecting sap from the trees again this year to make maple syrup.  It is always an exciting time for the entire family, watching a clear watery substance that you can tap out of a tree turns to a golden colored syrup.  Many hours of collecting and cooking down.  We …

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Homeschooling Joys

If you never heard of the charlotte mason style of educating, it is a very amazing concept involving creativity and eagerness to learn.  I love it.  I have been doing it for years without ever knowing.  Proof is in our homesteading DVDs.  Life is a learning turf and we live to learn and grow in …

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