• homeschooling
  • Sweet Schooling

    There are days when we do every scheduled subject, read every scheduled book, work on every scheduled project.  Those days are really good days.  They don’t happen as often as I’d like, but they do happen.  Most days aren’t like that. Some days, especially days after a very busy time, whether it’s extra appointments, extra […]

  • Seasons
  • Sugaring Season

    (I apologize for such a picture heavy post, but I couldn’t decide what to leave out.) Like so many others, you were probably taught that there are four seasons – Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn.  But you were not taught correctly, because, you see, while those are the seasons everyone knows about, there are others that […]

  • Seasons
  • Blizzard

      The winter started out so mild, but in the last week or so, it has made up for it.  We went from just a covering of snow on the ground, maybe 6″ or so, to feet.  We were only supposed to get 3″ or so on Saturday, but ended up with more than 8″.  […]

  • learning
  • Learning

    My son, Josh, gave me an online art class for Christmas. It just started on Monday. Step one was to copy a portrait (the instructor supplied one). Step two was to shade/color using charcoal. Now, my children will attest that my drawing skills are pretty basic. And I’ve never ever used charcoal in my life. […]

  • crafting
  • Sophie’s Waltyn Sweater

    The last sweater I made for Sophie met a rather unfortunate end.  I think she tied it around her waist while she was riding her bike late this past fall and the wheel must have rubbed against the knit, making quite a large hole and my darning skills weren’t up to the task of that […]