Homeschooling Journal Entry 3: Buying Curriculum Off Ebay

July 10, 2013
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Homeschooling Journal Entry 3:  Buying Curriculum Off Ebay

Before each homeschooling year, I make a curriculum list for the coming year. With 10 children, I am a frugal homeschooling mom who tries to stretch my dollars when it comes to buying curriculum. Over the years, I have been stocking my bookshelves with books and curriculum that passes down from one child to the…

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What’s Growing In The Garden?

July 10, 2013
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What’s Growing In The Garden?

What’s growing in the garden?  Well, I am not exactly sure. I haven’t been out there to check on it in weeks. I have been busy with a 3 month old baby and redoing a room in our house for a school room. With having a baby this spring, not much was done in the…

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Raising a Hog

June 18, 2013
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Raising a Hog

For several years now, we have been raising our own meat.  It may sound hard and complicated but it really isn’t that hard.  My men and boys around here may have just laughed at me for saying that since basically my contribution in the meat raising department is just about nothing.  I mean, I do…

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Coming Home with Chicks

June 3, 2013
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Coming Home with Chicks

Last week when my son saw the sign on the Amish farm, “Chicks For Sale”, I had a soft moment for some reason and stopped to let him look.  He was so excited. He had been wanting to get a few chicks since we didn’t hatch any this year due to being roosterless.   They…

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Follow Our Blog

May 30, 2013
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Just a reminder… You can follow our blog by clicking the FOLLOW button in the lower right hand corner.  It will notify you via email when we post on Vaughnshire.  After a long break, I am picking back up writing about farm life and will be blogging a homeschooling journal for the coming school year. …

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Homeschooling Journal Entry 2: Great Expectations and Perfect Progress

May 30, 2013
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Homeschooling Journal Entry 2:  Great Expectations and Perfect Progress

The end of one school year has me already planning for the next.  I have great expectations for this coming school year!  …Not perfect expectations but adventurous expectations that I will consider a live experiment of sorts and hopefully remember to laugh when I feel like crying. As the end of our school year comes…

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