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Other Priorities

Several times over the past few months I tried to write a blog post and it just wouldn’t work.  For a long time I couldn’t figure out why and then it hit me:  I’ve been busy with other priorities.

Here are some of them.

When homeschooled teens take advanced courses, sometimes mom needs to scramble.  I have had an intense but wonderful spring relearning calculus and intro physics after 35 years.  It’s funny what sticks after such a long time, and what has disappeared from memory.  It’s also amazing to watch a young person learn these fascinating subjects.

We have also been digging into the world of food science and as a gardener/traditional food person I am astonished.  Apparently it’s a good thing that “food scientists have made great strides in expanding the food supply. They have developed thousands of new food products and many food processing methods.”  In any case, we’ve invested in the textbook, it teaches a lot of useful things, and I’m making a study guide, modeled on those that come with Apologia’s high school science texts, for my daughter who functions best with that.

And here are some more things that have been keeping us busy.

Yes, we have a cherry crop for the first time ever! This is especially amazing because cherries don’t really grow in our area.  Our sun-warmed cherries, despite the usual ‘extra protein’ hazards of organic foods, are a tremendous treat.  The rest of the garden, too, is growing well—except for the peppers and some of the tomatoes—and it is now mostly covered with straw mulch to keep the water in and the weeds down.  In other words, there’s less watering and weeding to do, which makes me very happy.

So, work is slowing down and I am planning to blog regularly again.  It’s been so long!  I have a handful of reviews planned, along with some articles about homeschooling teens, and maybe even a monthly round up of interesting links.

Finally, here are a few books currently on my reading pile.  It’s so exciting to have time to read and review again!  I plan to write about several of these books in the next few months.

Dear friends, it’s good to be back, and I hope to be connecting with you at your online ‘homes’ as well as in the comments.

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