I told the kids that we were starting school early this year, since we’re going to miss a few days in the next month or so for canning and ground work.
In the school district, they take “teacher preparation days”. I have to do those on my own time, so I suppose that we have “home preparation days” instead!
Besides, school won’t really be out; we’ll be doing “home ec” and “shop”. Or “farm studies”. Or something. We’re up to “Rock-Picking 253”, I think.