Reflections on October, 2016

Like father like daughter

October is a second spring in this region. Plants that appeared desiccated to their death have reawakened. Fall rains and cooler temps have granted them new life. So many of the trees we planted in spring were presumed dead after the summer heat, grasshopper pressure, and accidental grazing of the cows. 4 out of 6 […]

Reflections on September, 2016

Cactus passions

Delicious tomatoes, the juiciest cantaloupe, and a giant bag of okra kicked off this September of 2016. They didn’t come from our soil of course, but the Lawton Farmer’s Market where I sold a bit of soap and got to chat with like-minded people. I fried those okra in the cast iron over a hot […]

H.O.M.E.School Journal: “Pre” School

shelf with homeschool books

An idea came to me while listening to a homeschool podcast the other day. Particularly, Pam Barnhill’s Homeschool Snapshots podcast. She interviews homeschool moms and asks them all the same or similar questions, so you get a really good view of their common and not-so-common worries, rewards, and inspirations. Most parents get very excited about […]

Reflections on February, 2016

earthbag home pallet roof decking

Note: This blog was posted on the day that only exists every four years, February 29th.

Feeling much less like winter than December and January, February has bestowed on us 1 day of rain, 1 day that topped out at 82, and many days with an average temp of 55-65. Pretty consistently though, it has […]