"'Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.' We have heard that many times. What is also the price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections. If everything that is wrong with the world becomes a reason to turn more power over to some political savior, then freedom is going to erode away.... If you think government should 'do something' about anything that ticks you off, or anything you want and don't have, then you have made your choice between Utopia and freedom." --economist Thomas Sowell
I am a homeschooling mother of 6 children, happily married to 1 handy husband.
I like to garden, read, be outdoors, play the piano, sew quilts when I have chance, and enjoy beautiful places in Idaho.
I also enjoy homeschooling with my kids. My homeschooling method is an eclectic combination of the Charlotte Mason method, and the Well-Trained Mind approach. History, Geography, Art and Reading are our favorite subjects.
~ If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home. - David O. McKay, President of LDS Homeschooling in California
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5/11- planted potatoes, marigolds, petunias 5/12- worked in raspberry patch 5/13 - planted asparagus, gladiolus, more onions 5/14- bunnies ate kohlrabbi and cabbages after chewing their way out of the hutch :-( 5/19 -planted tomatoes: Rainbow Cherry, Sungold, Galina, Polfast Tom, Celebrity, Early Girl. Weeded raspberries 5/21- planted carrots, zucchini, yellow crookneck, dill 5/25- planted more tomatoes, foxglove, black-eyed susans, petunias 6/12- planted bush beans and Suyo cucumbers 6/13 put in more eggplant and basil 7/9- so much for my weedless garden goal.... 7/15- duck is eating all the onion tops, harvesting raspberries, kohlrabi, peppers, summer squash 7/26- harvesting peppers, eggplant and squash 7/30- first ripe tomato!
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. - John Lubbock