Everything is a once in a lifetime experience


Warning these pictures don’t really go along with post…  They are from this mornings walk with Dolly, the coolest goat EVA!

Last school year Flower Girl asked us to homeschool her.  We thought about it, talked it over, and agreed.  It was a subject that I’ve always been interested in but Maine Man never entertained the thought…until now.

(Wild Grapes – tons of them around the farm!)IMG_6585r

Throughout the summer I researched on-line, met with a few homeschool moms, ordered a curriculum, and plotted out how it may all work out.  IMG_6589r


FG’s curriculum arrived, she started working on it a little each day. 

(Country Boy & the neighbors most recent creation)


Early one morning about two weeks before school started CB asked if it was too late for him to homeschool.  He said he had a dream and he almost woke me up at 1 am for fear that he’d forget his dream. (glad he didn’t, wake me that is)

(Below- view looking up from where CB was laying. Impressive!)


A week later his curriculum arrived.  It has been interesting to say the least.  This past week was their first full week.  MM guides them 3 days and I do so on my 2 days off.  It has not been without moments of frustration (on both sides) but overall I think it has went well.  I doubt there will be any regrets from this choice, but time will tell.   Many think we are crazy but that is ok, everyone in entitled a opinion.  Some days I might agree.

After their school work was complete this week they ran a roadside stand selling pumpkins, tomatoes, and some lawn sale goodies.  They brought in over $100.  CB also built an awesome table out of trees.  The first one he gave to me.  The circumstances surrounding that were very sweet.  He plans to build more to sell.  I’ll post some pictures soon!


I’ve actually enjoyed learning right a long side them.  SO much I’ve forgotten, maybe my grammar may even improve….you all may benefit from that !Winking smile