Summer Vacation I recall many elementary school teachers asking me to write about my summer vacation. Then, everyone in the class would stand in the front of the classroom and read their papers out loud. In memory of all those papers, I am going to tell you what I did on my summer vacation.We were blessed to take a trip … Read More

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It was exactly a year ago that our border collie puppy, Tess, was diagnosed with OCD (Osteochondritis dissecans). OCD is a disease of the cartilage that affects the shoulder joint. Tess was put on restricted activity and was seen by 4 different vets and had numerous x-rays to determine the extent of damage to her cartilage. She was also put … Read More

“What is cooking in your pot?” Yesterday was a natural dye day. The kitchen stove was full of pots in various stages of preparing my dye baths. Some pots sat steaming filling the kitchen with strange odors of cooked plants. Other pots bubbled with plant stems peeking out from under the lids. A friend of mine was here visiting while … Read More

Sheep and Wool Week~Part 1 For one week our farm hosted a sheep and wool week for moms and children ages 7-11. These families became immersed in farm life and the world of fiber! My children, ages 11, 14, and 16 engaged the children while I worked with the moms. Campers arrived at 10:00 in the morning with lunches and … Read More

Sheep and Wool Week ~ Part 2~ Moms While the children worked and played outside the moms and I worked inside or on our covered porch. The moms learned within a week about the many different breeds of sheep and how to get the wool from the sheep to beautifully dyed and hand spun yarn. It was also a time … Read More