Why it is so hard to get farm eggs?

May 29, 2013
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Why it is so hard to get farm eggs?

It may not seem like a difficult task but we sometimes experience difficulty in getting the eggs from the farm safely into the house.  Sometimes it is due to weather conditions…not enough sunlight hours to promote good laying. Sometimes we have plenty of eggs but the kid carrying in the basket trips over the goat…

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Starting a Homeschooling Journal: Entry 1

May 24, 2013
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Starting a Homeschooling Journal:   Entry 1

I have been a homeschooling my children since the very beginning. I have been stretched and challenged in the past many years and have had to learn how to adapt our home education efforts and goals to accommodate our large family. Far from perfect– it is a imperfect work in progress. When I am tempted…

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Mother’s Day Thoughts

May 13, 2013
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Mother’s Day Thoughts

Until I became a mother, I didn’t really (I mean REALLY) realize how much work, effort and sacrifice the noble calling of motherhood required.  It’s nice to have one day a year that the tireless sacrifice that motherhood requires be highlighted by our children through cute cards, gifts, flowers, acts of kindness, ….and the “cute” bug they found outside they…

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Taking Time to Enjoy

May 11, 2013
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Taking Time to Enjoy

The children were anxiously awaiting spring after a long winter and cold start to spring.  They dreamed of playing outside and now that it is here it is hard to stay focused on a schedule when the weather is so inviting.  Warm weather also invites all manner of bugs to come out and begin their…

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Pregnant Ewes, Lambing Season and When Things Don’t Go Right

January 19, 2013
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Pregnant Ewes, Lambing Season and When Things Don’t Go Right

Our 15 year old son is a shepherd to a small, but expanding flock of sheep.  He has had a relatively easy time with the sheep compared to other animals my kids have tried out.  These sheep seem very hardy and resistant to disease.  They lamb easy and often have twins.  They are easy to…

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Winter Flooding Jan 2013

January 14, 2013
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Winter Flooding Jan 2013

Our seasonal creek started flowing out of season with white rapids today.  It’s been raining hard for hours…. days… now Almost three years ago, we had a 1,000 year flood that caused much devastation to our community. That flood altered our farm in several ways.  First, we ended up with enormous amounts of rock deposited…

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