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When There is Too Much to Do

We garden and we homeschool, and sometimes the combination seems to be a bit too much.  This year I told my husband that we were not going to have a garden because it was impossible to combine with our homeschooling.  He gently disagreed and pointed out that gardening was good for me and the children. […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Another Week of Partial School

  In our life this week… This was another week full of extra-curricular work.  We froze mountains of tomatoes and a mountain of chard, and we made another two batches of applesauce.  And we did all of the fall cleaning except washing the windows and going through the homeschooling books (which was a left over […]

Is School Closed for Harvest?

So, here we are, almost a month and a half after beginning our school year.  How has it gone?  Well, we garden…and we understand intimately why pioneer schools were often rather empty during harvest season. Between salsa making, picking squashes, canning applesauce, and more, we have had many fewer full school days than we wished.   […]

Wordless Wednesday: Pickled Vegetables and a Carrot


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