Winter Comfort Food

Winter Comfort Food

This is one of my favorite chilly evening meals – my version of a Zuppa Toscana..  I never thought I’d consider kale as part of a comfort dish but I dare say it’s what makes the soup. The secret is roughly chopping the kale and adding it to the pot...
This Past Week

This Past Week

In the kitchen:  We made Justin’s all time favorite meal – butternut squash soup.  He begs for it!  You can see the recipe my friend posted for Justin here. We made my autumn wild apple jelly and Les’ crab apple sparkler punch from our crab apple...
This Past Week…

This Past Week…

A friend of mine has been posting links to various aspects of her family’s daily life and I’m really enjoying it!  I thought I would do something similar since quite a few of you neither homeschool nor have ever fostered/adopted children and there is more...
Family Traditions

Family Traditions

I wanted to share a post I just completed on Illumination Learning.  We did a science experiment with the different dyes you can use for dyeing eggs.  Love the memories!  Journey over...
Adventures in Our Yard

Adventures in Our Yard

The day started out with the boys helping me plant seeds in our garden.  They are pretty excited because they each got to have a say in which seeds I purchased.  I went with all of our favorites this year – no experimenting this time around. They decided to...
Longing for a Hobby Farm

Longing for a Hobby Farm

I want chickens.  I want to watch them roaming my yard eating all the little, pesky insects.  I want to collect their eggs and transform them into delectable dishes for my family.  I. simply. want. chickens.  This desire started as a fleeting thought many months ago...