Apples and Rain

It has been raining quite a bit lately.  We had a fairly dry and hot summer, I almost thought autumn wouldn't come, but here it is all wet and chilly.  The leaves are turning and we bought our pumpkins yesterday.  Life has been full with us throwing in the towel and finally buying a new … Continue reading Apples and Rain

Early Autumn Unit

Although we have been schooling for awhile now, this is my eldest's first official year where he is registered with the state.  Our state is one of the stricter ones so we have to submit a plan of study and a portfolio at the end of the year. By age, he is in first grade … Continue reading Early Autumn Unit


It's Friday! Hooray! I've always liked Friday, as everyone else does, but I'll admit with some shame that Mondays are my favorite. Fresh start, optimism, etc. Anyway, it's Friday and yay! I saw our resident rabbit last night while getting wood at midnight. Normally the only evidence is lots of tracks, poop, and a decimated … Continue reading Friday


Sometimes we lose our way, our perspective. That's OK. But it doesn't feel OK. And even if we know the right words to say and the right thoughts to think somehow it doesn't really work. Sometimes it all feels too big, too stuck, too messy, too frustrating... Too much. And that's OK, but it doesn't … Continue reading Wednesday