Winter Planning on Second Time Around Homestead

Life slows down a little on the homestead in the winter, at least there are fewer projects to be done outside and more time spent on the computer and at the kitchen table. Now is the time when dreams and goals move to the planning stage. Now is the time when projects are started by buying supplies or drawing out the layouts and designs.

Easy Out-of-the-Box ideas for Valentines Day

Are you like me, and roll your eyes at all the commercials for jewelry and fancy dinners for Valentine’s Day? It’s like all the brand new cars with big red bows on them at Christmas time. Completely ridiculous for most people I know. So let’s talk about the gifts that really work!

First Week of January 2021 Reading Challenge Updates

o be fair, I feel a little like I cheated with my two completed books of the year as they are far shorter and simpler than my normal reading. But, I justify it by the fact that I not only read them, but I am also guiding students reading through them, so there is an awful lot of analysis of character, inference, predictions, etc.

Winter 2021 Homesteading Accountability

Homesteading is one of those things that doesn’t really lead to resolutions. It’s more about plans and dreams and the steps of how to achieve them. However, we still need to be accountable for our actions (or in-actions) and consistently re-evaluate. You may remember what we wrote in the fall here. I was in the process…