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— February 2, 2017

The Sentinel

An enormous, old Sugar Maple grows in our front yard. I like to look at it and imagine the local history that this tree has…

— January 11, 2017

Inspiring Child-Friendly Gardens

We received a book about children and gardening as a gift; and I am so glad we did! The book inspires children to enjoy the…

— December 13, 2016

Christmas Traditions and Children

Christmas is steeped in traditions. These traditions make the advent such a special time for children. Drop by to see what…

— November 22, 2016

Growing Organically - The Seeds

If you want to be a purist when it comes to organic gardening, it will take more than following a few principles. You need to…

— October 25, 2016

Cocoons and Chrysalises on the Front Porch

We raise moth and butterfly caterpillars on our front porch to get an up-close look at these beautiful creatures.

— October 11, 2016

Mites, Weevils and Flies, Oh My!

You can’t live in the country without getting acquainted with bugs.

— September 27, 2016

How to Fix a Grandchild's Sleeping Foot

Grandma helps her granddaughter awaken a sleeping foot and ends up arousing all her grandchildren.

— September 23, 2016

Classic Literature Inspires Children

Classical Literature is invaluable for the home educator and is a treasured possession in our home.

— September 12, 2016

A Golf Cart for a Go-Kart

The Little Harrolds let loose on the golf cart when no one is watching... or so they think.

— August 30, 2016

Where We Grow Our Veggies

Find our how we grow our vegetables in raised beds and an old hay field.

— August 13, 2016

Population Fluxes Within Backyard Flock

Our flock of backyard chickens endure some erratic weather and new arrivals.

— August 11, 2016

A Garden For Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Our latest garden project is a garden of native flowering plants chosen specifically for winged pollinators.

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. Benjamin Franklin
Home is the nicest word there is. Laura Ingalls Wilder
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. Vincent Van Gogh