Author Archives: dep31

About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.

Pre-Concert Prepping

Spent half the day yesterday and today over at the church, getting ready for tomorrow night’s concert. Sound check! Last and final panic-print rough draft of the concert program shell before it goes to Office Depot for printing. By tomorrow … Continue reading

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Pungent Phonics

Teaching children to read is a joy. As they get bigger, they are less willing to snuggle… but are usually willing to suspend this prejudice during reading. Homeschooling means getting to spend lots of that up-close-and-personal quality time with my … Continue reading

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Two more boxes of pears

Equals 23 pints plus a few for eating fresh. This is in addition to the two boxes I did last week. Unless red Bartletts (my favorite variety) miraculously materialize, I believe I’m done processing pears for the year.

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Watch out world, he’s licensed!

As of mail delivery today, he’s carded and official. Ready or not, here he comes! I’m not certain I’m ready for a teenage driver as well as college student, but I will admit it’s got its benefits. He’s voluntarily taking … Continue reading

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September Icicles

I think it may be time to defrost the freezer and replace the seal.

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Garden, out of control

August is the month for back-to-school and the garden reaching peak of harvest while simultaneously seeing the weed population explode. I neglected to pick anything for a week while I organized my older children’s school schedules, and so found myself … Continue reading

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Jam Night August 2019

Jam night tonight; small crowd, but we had a lot of fun. We only worked on three songs: “Victory In Jesus”, “As the Deer”, and putting new chords and melody to a new song called “Awake, Awake, Arise”, written by … Continue reading

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