landfatuation
home design / homesteading

landfatuation

Landfatuation: a new term I’ve created, not yet found in my English dictionary. Land and infatuation…”Landfatuation”: the description of awe, wonder and anticipation at a piece of raw land and all that it can become, like a blank artist canvas. Directly ahead of me is a young Douglas fir. To the right, a more established … Continue reading

homeschool science: apologia & beyond
academics / home educating planning / homeschooling

homeschool science: apologia & beyond

In this house, we love science. Discovering how things work, how they function, playing with ingredients, memorizing the elements of the Periodic Table, assembling boxes of physics activities, and performing chemistry experiments, reading on plate tectonics or atomic theory, we’ve done a little bit of everything over the years. (And it’s not because dad is … Continue reading

homestead: plant perennial gardens too
gardening / homesteading

homestead: plant perennial gardens too

There are as many principles of planting as there are types of perennials. As you buy up the greenhouse or forage in your neighbour’s gardens, consider these thoughts in planning your perennial gardens: Think curvy beds following along the length of a space. Avoid sharp edges like rectangles. Sharp edges are unpleasant to the eye; whereas, curvy beds … Continue reading

welcome to my home: the makings of a bed & breakfast
homeschooling / homesteading

welcome to my home: the makings of a bed & breakfast

I’ve been building a homestead in the British Columbia Kootenay Mountains and also still homeschooling three of our kids, writing up a storm of homeschool articles, continuing my second draft of my fiction novel, Robyn & Claudia, and my non-fiction offering, Homeschool Mama Self-Care, and not doing nearly as much traveling as we are doing … Continue reading