— 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.

— July 28, 2016

Getting to Know Miss Mason

Examining and applying Miss Mason's tenet that "education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."

— July 1, 2016

Keeping Chickens Out of the Garden

We build a fence around our raised beds in an attempt to control our chickens' access to our vegetable gardens.

— June 27, 2016

A Visit from the Tooth Fairy

Does the Tooth Fairy have a limit?

— June 21, 2016

The Saga of Rodriguez

A piece of artwork comes to life in the imagination of a child.

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