Yesterday evening we worked in the cool of the late part of the day. We had Ryan helping to place the hurricane ties for the rafters. The last two nights I’ve had dreams where the 6 tons of hay we bought were being rained on! Makes me feel a great sense of urgency to get the … More The new barn is going up.
I rented the Toro Dingo yesterday to make post holes with the auger and to widen the little road going into our backyard with a little front loader. As I was working I realized, “Hey, this would be a fun thing for Ryan to learn how to do.” So I called him out. While on … More Ryan on the Dingo (or) Playing in Poo
My daughter Juliana’s friends came to help build the barn! These are friends from her homeschool group. They donated their time as a service project. I am so grateful for their help. They each came for several days and helped for many hours! What a great learning project for them and a great help to … More Getting the Teenagers Involved in the Barn Building
The negative little voices in the back or your head are verbally abusive, the positive little voices are not. … More Those Verbally Abusive “Dot” People!
The negative little voices in the back or your head are verbally abusive, the positive little voices are not. … More Those Verbally Abusive "Dot" People!
When I had a bunch of homeschool families over to play capture the flag in the dark, trackerschool style, I had fun demonstrating to the kids and adults how to use mud and oily charcoal to camouflage yourself for the game we were about to play. ONE of the most fun parts of the night, … More Camouflage Capture The Flag In the Dark Game
In 2010 the kids and I attended Rick Berry’s 4 Element Earth Education class in Northern California, and had a great time. Rick is one of the original people in charge of Coyote Tracks, an appendage of Tom Brown Jr.’s Trackerschool, in New Jersey. One of the activities the kids liked best was hunting … More Kids and Bows and Arrows!
These kids really impressed me. The 3 older boys practically fought over who was going to shovel the bedding mix out of the truck! We had to set a timer so they could switch out every 5 minutes so they could each get a turn. Of course, getting a tiny little tootsie roll when they … More Gardening With Kids!