We started school this past Monday. We started a week earlier than I had intended because we really just needed something to do. I think I was somewhat anxious about how it was going to go also, so for me that just means diving in. The first couple of days were pretty stressful. Getting the kids … Continue reading First Week of The Homeschool Year Wrapup
We let our goats out to browse. They love it! We actually tether Grace. She is very gentle and agreeable and a great goat thethering candidate. She's always supervised and she's very happy being leashed. There are those that say never to tether but we are very comfortable with it for her. Tapioca, on the … Continue reading Free Ranging
Mama, there's a rainbow that ends very close to our house, can I go chase the end?
Standing on a log Playing with a tetherball
It's our first day of the homeschool year! This is our first full year of homeschooling both children. We got our feet wet last year when I pulled the High Plainsboy mid school year but this year we are taking the plunge and homeschooling both. We are all excited to get started! The beginning of … Continue reading First Day of 2nd and 3rd/4th Grades
Today was our first day going to town as a family and we had such a nice morning! We bought some essentials at Walmart, the only real store in town. We went to Murdoch's for a bale of alfalfa for the goats. We ate a lunch at this gem of an Asian buffet place that … Continue reading Vintage Cornbread Stick Pan
I decided to start doing most of my baking all on one day for the whole week. Since I'm baking all of our bread for year and maybe beyond it takes a little time. Some of this will go in the freezer, we will not eat all of it in one week. We could eat … Continue reading This Week’s Baking
This is our last week of summer break before the start of our homeschooling year. The kids have been digging a hole for a few days ...because that's what feral homesteading children do.
Since we moved to the homestead I haven't been baking. I've been in unpacking and get stuff done mode but things are settling and I'm reclaiming some time back so today I made bread and cookies. The beard was from my trust Pie in the Sky book that has altitude tested recipes. We are st … Continue reading The Year of Bread: Hearty Grain
I spent half an hour mucking out the shelter this morning. It was pretty gross since they had to spend a lot of time in there because of rain the other day. We usually try to scoop out any poop and peed on straw each day but Sunday got skipped and it was gross. So … Continue reading Mucking the Goat Shelter