Thursday, September 18, 2014


Two pics, two days

I rarely drive anymore so now I do things like take random selfies while going down the road.  

I still love IEW Primary Arts of Language Reading and Writing.  We are in review mode starting today. Benjamin is doing so well and I
want to make sure we have the first fifteen lessons mastered before moving on. Which means we will be playing games and reviewing readers. 

We played Match It! today. Match It =memory. Usually I give out m&m*s for matches bit today Benjamin asked for drinks of my smoothie instead.  He and I are fighting off colds so that was a good choice.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


I am attempting to purpose to take more pictures of the daily goings on. Some days I do well and others, well, not so much. 
This picture is from Monday, the girls are working on their grammar here.

The next picture from this day was at bedtime. A little reading and the favorite stuffy.

The only Tuesday picture was my evening carrot processing for canning carrots. One canner full of pint and a half jars full of carrots tonight with quite a few more carrots left to process another day.  

Saturday, September 13, 2014



Moose season has come and ended with moose meat in the freezer, see the horns on the four wheeler of the guy drinking water? Yep, that is the rack of the moose. My sweetie wanted a picture of all the hunters so he took this here selfie on a rest break on the way out of moose camp.
Levi in the wall tent
The wall tent at night. My husband could easily be a photographer. 

Judith was the only meat cutting help as Levi and Elisabeth were at a two day SAT prep class. I helped as well but I was in and out dropping off and picking up the others. She was concentrating and did not notice I took a picture.

After the meat was processed, in the freezer and the equipment cleaned and put away, which took all day Thursday we had a little time to do other things on Friday.
Friday was another class day for two so the remainder of the fam took a quick drive up north while the fall colors were at their peak. I am glad we went because the clouds rolled in that evening. 
Our "wedge" (that is what he calls himself), he loves me. 
The selfie, best we could do as we were standing on the side of the road.  
Happy fall everyone. Today was seventy degrees, no, that is not a typo. I am serious. It may have been a cloudy day but it was a beautifully warm day. I was outside in short sleeves and flip flop riding the mower with the leaf catcher attachment and loving every second of the warmth. A nice way to end the cold, rainy summer.  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Curriculum Swap

A dear friend and fellow home school Mom put together a curriculum swap. Monday morning began with a prayer brunch. Then the sorting, organizing and reorganizing curriculum and books as our fellow moms brought in and took out used curriculum began. We had young ladies there to keep a watchful eye on younger children as Moms perused tables and visited with other Moms. Who doesn't love two days visiting with friends? The leftover items were divided up among a used bookstore, the literacy council and the transfer site reuse area, which I learned today I had to call the blessing place instead of the dump. Friends, gotta love them.

One of the Moms figured that about fifty families came through the doors over the two days. We met old friends and met a few new faces. The facebook group gained a few new additions so more moms have found a place to learn about local home school news. Yay!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hard Frost

Y'all we had our first hard frost. We have had a few light frosts over the past couple of weeks but this one was a killer, literally. Levi had a dentist appointment this morning and when we returned home we uncovered the garden to glean what was left. A few green beans were left so we are having green beans and new potatoes for dinner. Potaotes and carrots will be dug up over the weekend. Putting the garden to be is always sad.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Opening Day

I joined my husband for opening day of duck season. I got up at five am.

Pond in the early morning. 

The real duck hunter.

A duck blind selfie

We had one duck come in mid morning.

I went home and went back to bed for a nap.

I posted a couple of videos a post or two down below. Nothing too exciting but it shows Emmy in fetching up action. 

School and Harvest


 Benjamin and I playing a game with our IEW PAL curriculum. We are only nine or ten lessons into this curriculum but I love it and so does Benjamin. Honestly, this is the first curriculum that I have not felt as though I need to re-write or adjust in many a year. The games are perfect for my go go go boy.

Second picking of green beans. Fourteen quarts canned so far. I will pick everything out there as soon as it stops raining and get those canned up. We will not get the fifty one quarts that we got last year but we will get some beans canned. 

More Opening Day Duck Season

Opening Day Duck Season Dog Fetching Duck