Saturday Acrostic

SATURDAY!           Scrambling to keep up with the harvesting – strawberries, blackberries, cherries and the first of the blueberries are turning purple, too.  Berries in the freezer.  Berries in the pie!  Cherries in our tummies! 

       Acknowledging the fact that since the garden, berry patch and garden are just really getting started […]

Simple Summer Supper

     This is a quick and easy summer supper.  This dish really helps stretch your food budget because it stretches the meat portion of the meal considerably.  For the five of us, I use about 3/4 lb. of meat, and there is usually a bit left over to freeze in a container for Copper […]

Don’t Think About Monkeys

     Don’t think about monkeys.  Having someone tell you that is as powerful as saying, “You are now blinking manually.”  The more you try to NOT think about it, the more your thoughts are filled, dare I say obsessed, with your own blinking.  Now imagine, if you can, having that thought with you every single […]

From My Commonplace Book

“Single days experienced fully add up to a lifetime lived deeply and well.”Alexandra StoddardLiving a Beautiful Life

The Roar of the Sea

           One of my favorite worship songs is Shout to the Lord.  I am always struck by the line, “Mountains bow down and the sea will roar at the sound of Your Name”.  All of Creation knows to praise the Creator!     The roar of the sea, though quite loud, has always been a […]

Marvelous Monday – Art & Music (the doing)

           It’s easy to overlook the importance of music and art in our homeschools.  However, music and art are essential.  God has created us to worship Him in many ways, including musically.   He has created us in His own image, the image of  the Creator, and giving our children ways to express that […]

Saturday Acrostic

SATURDAY           Safety first!  The lush green color of the grass, in the two acres or so where we graze our sheep, is no more.  The grass is dry and has turned brown, it seems, overnight.  We won’t see green there again until late next fall.  Grass fires are a serious danger in our […]


     “But I have received everything in full and have an abundance ; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.  And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  Now to our God […]

Special Guest Today @Library Day at Grandma’s House

           Thursday is Library Day at Grandma’s House.  Today, though, we had a special guest for our read aloud time, and she brought her favorite picture book from her own childhood to share with us.  What a treat!!     Our special guest was Grandma Meg.  We were doubly thrilled because she came in time […]

Hints of Summer

     We’ve had some early, intense heat this week, giving us a hint of the summer weather that is just around the corner.  We had two days of temperatures over the 100° mark over the weekend, but our wonderful, natural valley air conditioning – the cool breeze that makes its way in from the Pacific […]