• Life

    Farm Updates: Spring Chicks and Ducklings

    Spring means that all sorts of cuteness is being added to our little farm! We apparently have trouble with self control when it comes to cute little chicken babies, ha! Our local farm store had 7 unsexed Welsummer chicks. Brandon talked me into buying them because we don’t currently have any roosters and he wanted to roll the dice to hopefully get one. We adore our ISA Brown hens, but their downside is that they have a short lifespan. If we don’t want to go without eggs, we need to begin raising the next generation of layers for our farm. Anyway, he talked me into our cute little Wellies so…

  • Homeschooling

    What’s Next: Ancient History Resources

    Last week, the boys and I visited a homeschool co-op we will be joining this year. It was curriculum show-and-tell day in the mom’s meeting. Is there anything homeschool moms love discussing more than curriculum?? I began the morning thinking I had my entire school year already planned, but of course I fell in love with a language arts program I had never seen. As soon as I got home, I began researching it obsessively and ended up ordering it that evening. Curriculum is an addiction. Hello, my name is Courtney, and I’m a homeschool curriculum addict. It’s been 3 days since my last purchase. The meeting also reminded me…

  • Homeschooling

    MFW ECC: Saudi Arabia, India, and China!

      March 2. How can it already be March 2? Right now, our life seems to be in fast forward. We have some big transitions coming up this summer, and a million things to do beforehand. I need for time to slow down so that we can get ahead of the wave, but instead, life continues to rocket forward so quickly I can barely catch my breath. Since I last updated, we have completed our homeschool time in Saudi Arabia, India, and China! The Saudi Arabia unit was a rough one for us, as the late winter blues hit badly. We were burned out, tired of winter, tired of every book in…