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makingofahomehomestead on InstgramThis week I have had the absolute pleasure of teaching a group of 13 Chinese foreign exchange students. What an amazing group of teens! Just another example that this generation is going to change the world 💚 #onceateacheralwaysateacher #ihopetheylearnafractionofwhatiamlearningfromthem #compassusaAt This Moment... 🌿 🌿 🌿 #homestead #homesteading #urbanhomestead #homesteadingfamily #backyardgarden #backyardgardening #beebalm #zinnia #butterflyweed #herbs #herbgarden #peacefulplace2019 Summer Homestead 🌿 #homesteadinglife #homestead #homesteading #backyardgarden #backyardgardener #urbanhomestead #growityourselfSummer Sangria 🌿🍓 •white wine •splash of Chambord •fresh strawberries •fresh mint #summerfundrinks #backyardgardener #backyardgarden #homesteadinglife #urbanhomestead #homestead #growityourself #homegrownstrawberries #homegrownmint #homegrownherbs #homegrownfruit“Close Every Door” has always been my favorite song from Joseph...and now these beautiful photographs taken by Dean Coryell with my Addie in the background during that song...my heart is exploding ❤️❤️❤️ I am beyond grateful to @notoriouscdb and everyone at @rvcstarlighttheatre for contributing so much art and beauty to our city. You make @rockford_il a better place ❤️I am sure glad I created this nook tucked back in the corner of the garden this year. 🌿 I think it’s my new favorite spot of our home 💚 #backyardgarden #backyardgardener #homesteadinglife #urbanhomestead #homestead #peaceful #peacefullmind #peacefulheart #homesteading #growityourselfI saw this today and it really rang true in my heart. Learning AND socialization can take place in many places...within the classroom AND within the larger community. It doesn’t have to be one way or the other. #educationiseverywhere #educationinallplaces #homeschooling #worldschooling #homeschoolmom #homeschoolfamilyArugula Garlic Scape Pesto 🌿 The arugula and garlic scapes are bangin’ in the garden right now, so I decided to put a spin on my usual pesto (Recipe can be found on the blog. Link in profile.) But for this goodness: 🌿Handful of raw walnuts 🌿Handful of Parmesan 🌿2 Garlic scapes chopped 🌿8 cups arugula 🌿Splash of lemon juice Whirl away in a food processor or blender. Continue blending... 🌿Add avocado oil (or olive oil) and salt until you get to a consistency and taste you prefer. Enjoy! #backyardgarden #backyardgardener #homesteadinglife #urbanhomestead #homestead #growityourself #garden #arugula #garlic #realfood #closetothesourceStrawberries straight from the garden 🍓 I’m not sure there is anything better than this 🌿 #garden #backyardgarden #backyardgardening #growityourself #homestead #homesteading #growyourownstrawberries #homesteadingfamily #rockfordil #homeschool #homeschoolingfamily #homeschoolmom
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Despite the grey, drab day, my girls and I were teeming with excitement last Wednesday as we slowly drove down Rockton Road, where the path before us turned from asphalt to crunchy limestone gravel beneath our tires. We knew we … Continue reading
My girls and I have found a new love: ceramics. We happened upon a class that had some open seats and immediately we knew it was a match made in Heaven. A common misconception of homeschooled-children is that they lack … Continue reading
A few years back I shared with you my love of all things old: books, clothes, music and furniture. I love that in nourishing vintage items, we can breath life into them and make the old become new. My husband’s … Continue reading
One of my favorite times of the year arrived this week! In the wee hours of Monday morning, we began pouring over our 2017 seed catalog (We order our seeds and transplants from The Seed Savers Exchange, based in Iowa.) and … Continue reading
Each of us has a handful of life experiences that truly changes us. Those experiences that get deep into our veins and alter the core of our inner self and the lens through which we view the world. I can confidently … Continue reading
Every November, we find ourselves with an overabundance of kale that gets hit with a hard frost and dies. It always makes me feel just sick to know all of that healthy vegetation has gone to waste and ends up … Continue reading
Oh friends, I just received the most amazing news. My favorite blogger/author, Amanda Blake Soule, will be featuring my garden photos and writing on her blog tomorrow. I invite you to check out the post tomorrow (Friday, July 22) at http://www.soulemama.com. I … Continue reading