Month: November 2016

3 Mistakes I Made as a New Blogger

Self-hosted WordPress blog

Before I started blogging I researched whether I should start with a WordPress.com (hosted) or a WordPress.org (self-hosted) platform. Being brand new and feeling overwhelmed by all the terminology, I decided to play it safe and start off with WordPress.com which is the free, hosted platform. Although my learning curve was steep I learned quickly …

Eggstra Special Gift Ideas for Homesteaders

Eggstra Special Gift Ideas for Homesteaders

Are you already stressing about your Christmas gift list? Does Dad really need another shirt? Would Mom appreciate another robe? Gift buying is challenging. In an effort to help you with some gift suggestions, I asked some homesteaders what was on their wish lists. Here are some of the more impractical, yet humorous, responses: Rain …

7 Lessons I Learned from The Animal School and How They Shaped Our Homeschool

Homeschooling encouragement

During our early stages of homeschooling I did a lot of reading to learn about approaches, learning styles, and such, to create a vision for what I wanted our homeschool to be like. Somewhere along the way I came across “The Animal School.” It’s a fable that was originally written in 1940 by George Reavis, …

In Defense of Leaves

In Defense of Leaves

In Defense of Leaves I love the leaves, leave ’em be. Let them rest where they fall from the tree. I love the way they smell and sound, and the way they look all over the ground. Competing for the lead, they skip and tumble like children freed, racing to play at recess. (Fleeing from …