We Are a Household of Faith

...choose you this day whom ye will serve. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Homeschooling 'my' way.

I was homeschooled as a child back in the 1980s. I thought when I started to homeschool my children I would probably do it the same way 'mom did it'. After a few months of trying it that way, I realized that my current lifestyle and size of family were so different from what I was raised in. That ended doing homeschool 'mom's way'. So in the ensuing days I tried several different ways, schedules, books and aids to educate my 6 children. I am happy to report that finally I have discovered how to homeschool them. Maybe. We will see. Next week my 3 children that are required by law will take the Iowa basic skills tests.
How do I homeschool them? What is my trick? There is none. It is simply getting up in the morning, making the students sit down and get to learning and making sure they have books they can actually learn from. It is saying we won't be watching any movies unless the lessons are done and NOT watching them when the goals are not met. It is also having plans set to get lots of book learning done and then finding out the lady next door is sick and needs someone to provide a meal for her family so instead of doing book learning we all spend 3 hours working together in the kitchen and learning things that books don't teach.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Christmas Dinner

Every so often our family hosts a fellowship meals for some of the ‘older’ friends of ours from the church and surrounding community. It is a nice way to serve them and let our children spend time with people that can be grandparent figures for them.

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Yes it’s pretty.


But why does it have to be SO cold?

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Farm Life part 2

A few more shots of the farm.DSCF3730DSCF3732DSCF3734Fresh milk for breakfast.

Life on the Farm Part 1

DSCF3667DSCF3671Just a few scenes around plainlady’s home.