Monday, June 18, 2012

Moving On Up

Another successful year of home school came to close recently.  Below Claire and Isaiah proudly show off their certificates of achievement.  Claire’s biggest accomplishments were reading her first chapter book all by herself, writing and illustrating several stories, and learning how to multiply.  Isaiah can read all 27 of his little phonics books quite proficiently, and loved learning about our solar system during science class.  He also draws amazing rocket ships.

Claire and Isaiah are excited to be moving up to Grade 3 and Grade 1 respectively, but are even more thrilled about having several weeks’ reprieve from school.  Mom/Teacher is a bit concerned about how long it’s going to take them to get bored, but for the moment the kids are enjoying their freedom—especially since just today some new kids moved in next door.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Picking Up Chicks

Jon has a new hobby.  It involves driving to the nearest town with a couple of guys from work to pick up chicks.  And I’m OK with that as long as they’re the cute, fluffy, yellow kind.  <wink>

I mentioned in a previous post that a whole chicken costs about USD 15.00.  Needless to say, we don’t eat much poultry.  In an effort to change that the homesteader in my husband suggested we try raising our own.  How hard can it be, right?  Well…if they don’t 019all die of sickness or exposure, and they don’t get stolen or eaten by the neighborhood cats and dogs, hopefully we’ll be eating roast chicken in about 7-8 weeks.

The kids wanted to name them despite our warning that these balls of fuzz are food not pets.  We compromised and decided to call them “Enchiladas”, “Cacciatore”, “Noodle Soup”….  <smile>