Homeschool Dreams

Lili loves studying history.  Naomi is just okay studying history, but her study of the fall of Rome and the rise of the Renaissance seems to capture her interest a little more. Lili is studying Victoria’s Empire currently, and their studies makes planning a European vacation more appealing than ever. My homeschooling dream has beenContinue reading “Homeschool Dreams”

Where In The World

Is Carmen Sandiego? It was a show on PBS and is also a series of computer games and books teaching kids geography. However, this post is not about Carmen Sandiego, but it is about geography, learning more about other countries, and exploring the possibilities. At the moment, Lili’s favorite subjects are art, history, science and geography. Continue reading “Where In The World”

Our Christmas Gifts to Us

Recently, hubby came home from work and wanted to talk to me about our homesteading dream.  As he began spilling out all of his thoughts I sat there thinking, “He’s right.”  Yes hubby, I said it publicly – You are right!  🙂 We’ve been waiting for the perfect moment. We’ve been waiting for that perfectContinue reading “Our Christmas Gifts to Us”

Yes, We Still Long for It

A homestead that is. Land in the country.   A house, smaller than the house we currently inhabit. Animals.  Farm animals that serve many purposes for our family. A view.  I want land with a view.  Not a view of flat lands and prairies where I can see for miles and miles, but hills.  Mountains.  ObstructedContinue reading “Yes, We Still Long for It”

1001 Posts

This is blog post 1001. I didn’t realize I had hit the 1000th post mark when I posted yesterday, so the little quote I am now so fond of was more appropriate than I realized – Don’t Quit. I have stuck it out with my little blog for 6 1/2 years, although not all those yearsContinue reading “1001 Posts”

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

Today we said good-bye to 2013 and hello to 2014 and I enter 2014 with some big hopes and dreams for the year ahead. A few days ago I shared four things I’m going to tackle in 2014.  You can read that post here.  Number 4 on that list was sure to be the toughestContinue reading “Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014”

A Dream and a Mouse

It started with a dream.  A dream of a life different from this one.  A life in the country where we can produce the majority of our food.  A life of self-sufficiency thru hard work and determination.   A small hobby farm that is bound to have a mouse or two. If Walt Disney was ableContinue reading “A Dream and a Mouse”