enjoying Christmas in our homeschool through four Christmas carols

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, like the ones I used to know… One Christmas, we got snow in spades, or shall I say, in shovels. So. Much. Snow. Four feet almost to its height. Running down our 200-foot driveway was a two-foot-wide space shoveled for a walkway. We parked at the top and walked down…

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remembering Grandma’s Christmas

Grandma had called for us to come the nine hour drive north. The double row of grandfather spruce lining the driveway greeted our burgundy Chrysler. My Grandmother’s garden was a canvas of Prairie shades only three months before. Ash leaves had disappeared, but the stately evergreens swished in the bristly breeze. Grand, grey sunflowers still…

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raising meat birds for the homeschool family

Raising meat birds is a whole different experience than raising laying hens. From my history of purchasing chicken on styrofoam trays at suburban grocery stores to raising and processing meat birds, I share with you my experience.

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if you’re getting started homesteading in any home

Want to know if you’re cut out as a homesteader? These hints will help you determine if homesteading is for you: You roam the countryside gathering ideas for your ideal plot of land. You’ve got a raw plot of land and you can see what it’ll be…someday. You read and research chickens. You’ve got chickens,…

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fresh from the homeschool homestead: building my own fruit orchard

Not far from where I live, there was a large fruit orchard that existed along the same river I live beside. There are a lot of trees between there and here: douglas fir, spruce, hemlock, birch, pine, and cedar. I have a three-acre homestead on the edge of the Kootenay River that houses more coniferous…

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Sourdough Baking

Have you dabbled in breadmaking? Seems like I’ve seen a few more sourdough loaves in my Instagram feed these last couple months. A few years ago, I decided if I wanted to practice any homesteady skill, it was bread making. But the things that look the easiest, usually are the most difficult. (Pie crust making…

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