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Oct 21

October 21, 2013

Homestead Barn Hop

Gardening, Suburban Homesteading, and Homeschooling — part 1

Or, growing your own food is a lot of work and so is homeschooling. I woke up this morning to a light frost on the grass — the first of the season.   A long season makes it possible to grow vegetables that don’t grow well up north, but it can also get — well, long, too.  Our last frost date usually comes the second week of April and our first frost date isn’t until the very end of October.  That’s…

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Feb 24

February 24, 2013

Saturday’s Work in Progress

Gareth was supposed to go camping with the Boy Scouts this weekend, but yesterday afternoon he started feeling a little off and worried that he was coming down with the norovirus that has been wreaking havoc in our area for the past few weeks.  Since he wanted to be safe rather than sorry (and I imagine everyone in his troop would be sorry if he came down with a stomach virus in the woods), he decided to stay home.  Turns…

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Feb 18

February 18, 2013

Ordinary Days: Recovery

Thank you to all of my wonderful friends who have been praying for me for the past couple of weeks.  I’m feeling better, and I think we’re ready to start adding more normalcy to our days post-flu… Weather: Windy and chilly right now, a rumpled overcast.  Rain and maybe thunderstorms in the forecast for this afternoon and tonight, with highs in the low 50′s and lows in the mid 30′s.  What I’m hearing: Dishwasher running, Gareth playing SpellTower on the…

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Apr 19

April 19, 2012

The Great American Homeschool Convention, Mid-South

The view from the Convention Center… That’s the Mississippi River behind the trees. In the eleven years we’ve been homeschooling, I’ve only attended a handful of homeschool conventions.  But I’ve always enjoyed going, mainly to hold books in my hand instead of squinting at Amazon’s Look Inside This Book! function and to pick up the vibe of that many homeschoolers together in one place.  I tend to buy most of my books online (and I pick up a lot of…

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