Welcome to another “Week in Review” here at Nourishing My Scholar. I am happy to report that our daughters night terrors have eased up this week and have been replaced with 3am wake ups that involve deep, thought provoking questions like….”what happens to the animals in the desert if all of the cactus were to die?”…true story. Sleep deprivation is not our friend. Coffee, however, has become a constant companion. I have a mug sitting with me now! Do come and have a cup with me and enjoy the antics we experienced this week.
Welcome to another “Week in Review” here at Nourishing My Scholar. We’ve had a bit of a challenging week here. Our three year old’s night terrors have been leaving us adults exhausted. Our son, too, has been overly excitable and out of sync. We’ve found that this happens more when our schedules change, but sometimes we can not pin point exactly why these types of weeks happen. So we are working at keeping the schedule that works best for both kids and getting plenty of read aloud and outdoor time.
Welcome to Our Week in Review! This review is actually two weeks combined. We’ve been so busy the last two weeks (gardening, preserving food, farm animals, homeschool, reviews, ect.) that I am only now getting this post up. It’s funny how farm life has that feast or famine feel to it. You’re either sitting around twittling your thumbs…which I never do, because there is always something that NEEDS to be done…or everything must be done right now before sun down! It can be so exhausting, but also so rewarding.
Well here we are, we’ve been on the farm for three months now and guess what? This week, we bought goats! You see, a few months back we met a man named Harold. He’s the goat guy around these parts and he comes highly recommended for his love and passion for goats. He raises Nigerian Dwarf goats which is exactly the breed of goats we were wanting to raise! After meeting Harold he agreed to sell us two doelings (did you know that female goats are called does and baby females are called doelings?) once they were weened from their mothers. So, I would like to introduce you to the newest members of our family and farm….Anne (with an “e”) and Marilla our 4 month old Dwarf Nigerian goats!
The days have lengthened and we have finally left behind the coolness of spring. What do you do to celebrate the return of summer? Catch Fireflies and drink Root-beer Floats of course!
What do you do when you have gloriously beautiful days filled with sunshine and the songs of birds? You spend as much of your time out of doors as possible!
This week on the farm, we harvested honey from our honey bee hives! That’s right, the delicious liquid gold flowed into quart after quart jar leaving us all with a slight sugar rush and feeling like a heat stroke was immanent. Why? Let’s just say you can’t press honey comb without heat and without getting the honey on your fingers.
This week started off with a bang as the small herd of large cattle we have broke through their fence and made it half way to town before we were notified by the sheriff! Oh, dear! We had to bring the big cows to the small pasture, closer to the house and take the baby cows to the pasture that holds the medium sized cows. We were planning on doing all of this anyway. We just thought it would be another week or two, ha! Our son went with the men and learned all about mending fences. Everything was going well and was mending up fine, until Uncle Johnny accidentally sent a tree through said fence. It was a cherry tree that was about to fall down anyway so Uncle Johnny tried to cut it down…but accidentally caused it to fall back on the fence.
Welcome to our week in review! We have been living on my sisters farm now for over a month and I think we are finally starting to find our rhythm! Farm life has so much to offer our children as they connect with nature and the animals all around them.
As many of you know our family moved to my sisters farm in East Tennessee in April. You can see how our first two weeks, of adjusting to farm life, went here and here. This move has been such a blessing for our family, but it has also taken some getting used to. Life on the farm is very different from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta! Beekeeping, for example, isn’t something that we saw much of…if any…in our old town. I’m sure it was there. We just didn’t know anyone that did it. Here on the farm uncle Joe and his uncle Johnny have honey bees! They have taken our son, Gabriel, and I under their wing and are teaching us everything they know.