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2010 Spring Time on the Farm

April 21, 2010
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2010 Spring Time on the Farm

It isn’t a understatement that we have been swamped with activity here on the farm. This year has brought us many changes….many good changes for our family and we are starting to feel like we are gaining traction once again. This spring, we are enjoying all the babies being born. We’ve had several different sets…

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Ice Weather

January 12, 2010
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Ice Weather

We are very thankful the temperatures are supposed to be pulling up into the 40’s tomorrow!!!   We’re wondering if that is going to happen! We’ve enjoyed the winter wonderland.  We had 3 days of snow falling from the sky last week…not accumulating much on the ground…but definitely beautiful!  We’ve had I’ve-lost-count-how-many days of below freeeeezing weather. …

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Winter Thoughts

December 27, 2009
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Winter Thoughts

My, how quickly late fall turned into the full force winter we are in right now.  I took this picture about 7 weeks ago…when we had some fall color left and short green grass.  Here’s our milk cow, May, with her calf, Luther, who was born on October 31st…Reformation Day.  Now, we bundle up for winter…

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Bow Making

October 16, 2009
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 More on this later… but wouldn’t it be fun to make your own weapons from your own land?

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Homeschool Science Lessons from Junk Birds

May 28, 2009
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Homeschool Science Lessons from Junk Birds

I am not quite sure how long the moniker “Junk Birds” has been around in our family.  Maybe after we dealt with bird mites invading our house one Spring.  I’m trying to forget that experience.  We don’t hate all birds.  We enjoy watching many kinds of birds.  My kids know how to identify a large amount of birds…hawks…vultures…and…

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The Country Snowman

March 18, 2009
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The Country Snowman

Before spring time arrives in full swing, I forgot to mention the great snowman the kids created a few weeks ago.  They rolled the bottom ball, then the middle ball.  They had to build a snow ramp to roll the middle ball into place. They added some finishing touches to his face.  A carrot for his nose, two…

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Pizza Box Recycling

January 21, 2009
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Pizza Box Recycling

Were he to go to regular school, he might have gotten kicked out of school during craft time.  He took the pizza boxes from lunch and recycled them into handy dandy, useful boy tools.  He even named them.  He strapped this one on his back and packed the other two. 

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Do you ever have one of those days…

December 2, 2008
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Do you ever have one of those days…

…one of those days were nothing goes right in the kitchen.  We had a baking day last week before Thanksgiving.  To keep the little girls occupied I gave them a bowl with some flour and water in it and told them to make some dough.  Easy, cheap and kept them entertained for a very long…

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New house decoration…

December 1, 2008
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New house decoration…

I found this new home decoration sitting quietly in the living room the other day. He was trying out his ghillie hat he made. 

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What Do You See?

October 28, 2008
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What Do You See?

It is amazing how much junk my boys collect and store in their pockets.  A while back I wrote a post about all the things I have found in my washer and dryer over the years.  I need to update that list since moving to the farm.  The other day while bathing my two dirty…

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You know it’s time to check on the children when…

October 22, 2008
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You know it’s time to check on the children when…

You know it’s time to go check on the children when the 7 year old comes in the house and says, “I need two tablespoons of lighter fluid and a match.”  In all seriousness as if I would ever hand over such ingredients to a 7 year old boy–  I ventured outside to find a…

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Just in time…

October 8, 2008
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Just in time…

Just in time…before the election… Can you see what he is holding?  Tip-  For teaching your children the 50 states and capitals 1.) a motivating reward 2.) a .25 cent place-mat of the U.S.

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Balancing Buffs

August 28, 2008
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Balancing Buffs

These are the famous super buffs.  For those who haven’t heard the story…this little boy nursed these two back to health with an eye dropper of water and lots of patience.  Our 12 year old receives a magazine subscription to Backyard Poultry.  In it, he discovered a photo contest.  Soon after reading about the contest to his brothers and…

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Boys and Mud

July 3, 2008
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Boys and Mud

I don’t know about all boys, but our boys are attracted to mud like bees to honey…. or flies to fly tape… or chickens to clean porches… Our very large mud puddle ( soon to be my beautiful garden pond one year)  is a favorite stomping ground for two highly energetic boys.  Here I find them yelling at…

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The Blessing Of Lots of Cousins

April 11, 2008
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The Blessing Of Lots of Cousins

We had 12 children in the house who were 12 years old and under.  There was much noise and excitement and lots of rain.  Lots of muddy, wet, cold kids, but they had fun….and we enjoyed the visit of so many little cousins!

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