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Little Brother Finds His Voice

Life can be tough for a little brother with two older sisters. Should go along with their play or invent his own?
It's hard being the youngest of three and being the only boy. My poor grandson has had to put up with being bossed around incessantly. When he was younger the… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/little-brother-finds-his-voice/

Grandma's Golf-cart Safari

Whatever age you are, nature is always full of wonders to discover.
Being home schooled by a mother who has a masters degree in environmental studies is really obvious. The three grandchildren on our homestead continue to amaze me. They recognize… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/grandmas-golf-cart-safari/

How to Fix a Grandchild's Sleeping Foot

Grandma helps her granddaughter awaken a sleeping foot and ends up arousing all her grandchildren.
The entire family was gathered at my eldest son's house. All the adults were in the kitchen helping in one phase or another of after supper clean up. There were dishes to be taken… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/how-fix-grandchilds-sleeping-foot/

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.
The grandchildren have a little battery-operated John Deere Gator. This truck has been a thing of joy for the children. They have raced around the barn, crashed into brick walls… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/golf-cart-go-kart/

Population Fluxes Within Backyard Flock

Our flock of backyard chickens endure some erratic weather and new arrivals.
Grandpa and I went on a vacation this past spring. We were gone seven weeks. During these seven weeks we have a fine example of how unpredictable our spring weather can be.… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/population-fluxes-within-backyard-flock/

A Visit from the Tooth Fairy

Does the Tooth Fairy have a limit?
Losing your first tooth is such a dramatic thing when you are five years old. My granddaughter was so excited that a tooth fairy would be coming to exchange her tooth for money.… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/visit-tooth-fairy/

The Saga of Rodriguez

A piece of artwork comes to life in the imagination of a child.
When my youngest son was a baby he loved to climb. He climbed out of his crib, opened his dresser drawers to use as a ladder and climbed to the top. He climbed anything and… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/saga-rodriguez/

Grandma, Where Do Babies Come From?

Grandma finds herself in an awkward predicament with her baby-crazy granddaughter.
"Grandma will you read to me?" My six year old granddaughter asked. Sure, I loved to read stories to my grandchildren. The book she placed on my lap was about where babies come… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/where-do-babies-come/

Grandma Arrives at Harrold Country Home

Grandma's perspective on three-generation-living.
How we got here is a long story. Besides, the getting here is not what matters. It's that we are here. Three generations learning, trying and living together. Mom, dad and three… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/grandma-arrives-harrold-country-home/

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Little Brother Finds His Voice

Life can be tough for a little brother with two older sisters. Should go along with their play or invent his own?
It's hard being the youngest of three and being the only boy. My poor grandson has had to put up with being bossed around incessantly. When he was younger the… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/little-brother-finds-his-voice/

Grandma's Golf-cart Safari

Whatever age you are, nature is always full of wonders to discover.
Being home schooled by a mother who has a masters degree in environmental studies is really obvious. The three grandchildren on our homestead continue to amaze me. They recognize… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/grandmas-golf-cart-safari/

How to Fix a Grandchild's Sleeping Foot

Grandma helps her granddaughter awaken a sleeping foot and ends up arousing all her grandchildren.
The entire family was gathered at my eldest son's house. All the adults were in the kitchen helping in one phase or another of after supper clean up. There were dishes to be taken… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/how-fix-grandchilds-sleeping-foot/

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.
The grandchildren have a little battery-operated John Deere Gator. This truck has been a thing of joy for the children. They have raced around the barn, crashed into brick walls… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/golf-cart-go-kart/

Population Fluxes Within Backyard Flock

Our flock of backyard chickens endure some erratic weather and new arrivals.
Grandpa and I went on a vacation this past spring. We were gone seven weeks. During these seven weeks we have a fine example of how unpredictable our spring weather can be.… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/population-fluxes-within-backyard-flock/

A Visit from the Tooth Fairy

Does the Tooth Fairy have a limit?
Losing your first tooth is such a dramatic thing when you are five years old. My granddaughter was so excited that a tooth fairy would be coming to exchange her tooth for money.… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/visit-tooth-fairy/

The Saga of Rodriguez

A piece of artwork comes to life in the imagination of a child.
When my youngest son was a baby he loved to climb. He climbed out of his crib, opened his dresser drawers to use as a ladder and climbed to the top. He climbed anything and… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/saga-rodriguez/

Grandma, Where Do Babies Come From?

Grandma finds herself in an awkward predicament with her baby-crazy granddaughter.
"Grandma will you read to me?" My six year old granddaughter asked. Sure, I loved to read stories to my grandchildren. The book she placed on my lap was about where babies come… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/where-do-babies-come/

Grandma Arrives at Harrold Country Home

Grandma's perspective on three-generation-living.
How we got here is a long story. Besides, the getting here is not what matters. It's that we are here. Three generations learning, trying and living together. Mom, dad and three… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/grandma-arrives-harrold-country-home/

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