Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Naughty, Naughty

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I’ve been a bad blogger and will continue to be for a  couple more weeks because……the goat needs milking, the gardens need tending, the windows need washing and the pool could use a little cleaning.  Just CAN’T seem to keep up with all the demands of summer.  See why I truly ENJOY winter!  Outside chores done by 4:30 and inside chores done by 6:00.  Beats the hours we tend to keep this time of year.  I’m not complaining just overwhelmed at times. 

Thursday night our fresh air child arrives from inner city New York for a 2 week visit.  This is her second year coming to the farm.  We are all very excited for her return.  In addition to that we will be hosting a pig roast for Maine Man & 2 of his friend’s 40th birthday in the next couple weeks.  I’m sure I’ll have some good pictures to post of that event. 

Additionally I’m still reading Bringing Food Home ~ The Maine Example by Merry Stetson.  I’m loving that book and I’ve highlighted lots.    Yesterday I received Flower Girl’s home school curriculum in the mail….paid for it with rolled change but we managed.  Now that I’ve looked through it the fear factor has set in.  I also received a book that was sent to me so that I would read and do a book review, “The Back to Basics Handbook”.  I think it may be fall before that happens.

P.S Tonight the kids cooked me up some crayfish from the pond and served it w/ melted butter.  I must admit it was not bad, tasted like lobster just much smaller.  Love those country kids!

6 comments:

Harold Shaw Jr. said...

If you get stuck on something with school questions or strategies, might be able to help (free) - I just recently went into semi-retirement after 10 yrs of being an educator at J.H./H.S. levels exp w/English & History. I have been reading your blog for a while now and have enjoyed it.

From just outside of Augusta area. Using real email, not pen name.

Contact me in you need some advice education related.

Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm said...

I understand busy at this time of year! I'm a little overwhelmed much of the time in the summer months.

Good luck with the schooling and the reading!

Lisa said...

Hooray for winter chores! Folks are usually surprised when I tell them how much easier it is to care for the farm critters in the winter. And there is sooo much less to do around the farm-even with the snow-because once you move it, it's not going anywhere 'til Spring!
Lisa the Local
PS-
how are the bees?

goatpod2 said...

I'm glad I'm not milking goats anymore.

Amy

Mandie said...

It's been a while since I have had a chance to visit my favorite blogs and now I see that you are homeschooling. I am so happy for you. I have wanted to homeschool for about 4 years now! I will be excited to read about your experience with it. I haven't read your reason or know if you posted it or not but I sure have my reasons. As my girls get older the reasons get louder and louder to me. Hope you have a terrificly productive day today and don't feel overwhelmed but feel like super women!!

Little Messy Missy said...

Boy you do sound busy. Good luck with homeschooling! :0)