Monthly Archives: March 2010

Tornado Season

It happened yesterday.  The two words that begin a new season here in the south…”tornado warning.” I still think I like earthquakes better because they’re over and done before you know what happened.  What gets to me about tornadoes is … Continue reading

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What Makes a Better Homesteader?

As I write this blog, I’m looking out my window at a beautiful late afternoon spring day.  No, I was not out playing in the dirt today.  I spent the majority of the day studying… I have an exam tomorrow … Continue reading

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Training Dogs and Chickens

Molly is a Border Collie – an intense herding dog.  We rescued her from a family who bought her as a “family” dog.  They lived in a suburban neighborhood with an unfenced yard.  The family had 2 small boys. We … Continue reading

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Picking Up Chicks

My cell phone rang at 6:30 this morning – it was the Post Office calling to let me know my chicks had arrived.  I headed out into the frigid morning, cup of coffee in hand, and hopped into my “chick … Continue reading

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Yes, Paint those Hives!

I’ll admit it.  I like for areas around the farm to be fun and whimsical…or as some have called it “cutesie.”  To me, it’s cheerful and adds something different to the typical farm scenes.  I also think it helps children … Continue reading

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Native Wildflowers of Georgia

Jennifer Ceska, the State Botanical Gardens Conservation Coordinator was our guest speaker for our Master Gardeners Class.  Her enthusiasm, passion, and zeal for native wildflowers were contagious!! Ms. Ceska lectured in the classroom and then we walked through the wildflower … Continue reading

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Turtle on the Loose….

It’s an unwritten law in homeschooling to pick up live animals from the road – unless of course, they are hazardous to your health or financial well-being.  Did you know, in the state of GA, you can get a permit … Continue reading

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Homeschool bookkeeping

One of the things I love about homeschooling is why my kids learn.  A lot of the time, it’s out of necessity or need. Some of the greatest advice I ever received was from my mother-in-law who worked  in the … Continue reading

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Container Gardening

I have a new passion! I was asked to speak at a Garden Club in Atlanta on Square Foot Gardening.  I love square foot gardening and have used this technique for about 20 years.  I love the versatility and once … Continue reading

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Light for Seedlings

Many of us are trying to start our plants by seed this year.  The most frustrating aspect of this drill for me is the fact that my plants won’t grow straight up. Instead, they lean toward the light.  It doesn’t … Continue reading

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