Category Archives: Parenting

Crushed tomatoes with subtle notes of basil and a hint of sweetness on a bed of socarrat with a light, nutty flavor

The children and I have been sending emails to each other lately, just for fun.  The other day we were talking about our kitchen experiments (See Friday’s blog post and also all of these) and that night my oldest daughter … Continue reading

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Boiling the frog

Is it wrong to admit that sometimes… just every now and then… once in a blue moon… not often at all, really… I’m just a teeny tiny bit amused when my super-organized, neat-and-tidy friend with two children complains about her … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – June 2017

1. Kidding season has started and once again I’m thankful to have my own personal goat midwife to help in times of trouble, because I’m just awful at the job.  Every time these goats are in labor, I fall to … Continue reading

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Tabernacles, 2016

  My youngest daughter wakes me. “Nurse?” she asks. I roll over lazily and pull her close.   I hear Jon outside the door and call for him, he comes and takes my hand. We talk softly for a while before … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes – 8/2016

When you’re a homeschool mom with lots of kids, people tend to think you must be some kind of Mommy Superhero.  “I don’t know how you do it all” is a phrase I hear frequently.  As much as I hate … Continue reading

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Little feet and carbon footprints

I watched a video a few years ago about high density livestock grazing and its healing effects on the land.  Sounds counter intuitive, right?  How could high density grazing (packing large numbers of animals on small amounts of land) possibly … Continue reading

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Critters in the Country … Quick Takes, 5-11-2016

(1) This morning, a pregnant brown recluse crawled under my bed. This afternoon, went to work the bees and saw two huge huge snakes directly in our path. Received multiple bee stings (only two actually got through my clothing, thankfully,) … Continue reading

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