Monday, July 29, 2013

It seems that more and more people are choosing to homeschool now days.  I say it doesn't say much about the school system when you read about the percentages that are crossing over to schooling at home. I for one agree with homeschooling and teaching your kids more than just a Test. Our kids are even learning how to raise their own meat from babies to freezer. I think things like that are very important now days for people not just kids to learn.

They even had their first ever experience in canning this year, they are never to young to learn that for sure.

I want everyone to go read a friends homeschooling journey blog, she is also offering a very cool giveaway! She wrote the book:   The Homeschool Highway: How to Navigate Your Way Without Getting Carsick.

I know y'all would enjoy reading about everything they do too!

When you get to her homepage, click the blue giveaway tab, have fun reading!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sorry everyone that it has been so long since I posted anything. Life happens and we forget. Last time I posted I posted pictures of the goat kids, wow they are now over 5 months old. They LOVE to play.

We had a nice litter of bunnies a few months ago. They are so cute when they are little.
This is the momma of the litter of bunnies. She is a French lop.
We have also been very busy with the garden. We have been harvesting cucumbers by the laundry basket load. So this year I decided I would toss my canning worries out the window and try it again. I did 11 quarts of dill pickles and 7 quarts of bread and butter pickles. I also tried to do some bread and butter banana peppers and they turned out very well. I did 9 8 oz jars of those and 1 8 oz jar of bread and butter jalapeno peppers. I haven't opened them to try those so cant testify to how good or hot those are yet. Here in our neck of the woods we had a good rain storm come through but it also decided it wanted to take down a large branch of an oak tree. Of course it had to do it in the middle of the night. How I love 3 am wake up calls from mother nature like this one.
There was no house, car, person or animal damage in the making of this, cant say that for the fence or the peach tree it fell on.