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Signs of Life

Signs of Life

First of all thank you to everyone who said such nice things to us after I wrote about Morag.  In person, on facebook, in the comments section we were met with kindness and understanding.  Thank you.   Well last week was a bit of a funny one.  We are used to death in some ways on the farm, we are used to being in control of the lives of animals and part of that is deciding when the end should…

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Spring Starts

Spring Starts

Today I have actually reached the point of feeling that I can actually use the word ‘spring’ officially without a) crying at the same time b) using some kind of prefix like “what the $&@#$ is up with….” and c) expecting there to be some kind of weather related retribution that will bring at least 10 cms of snow in the next 24 hours.  It’s been that kind of spring. A few times in the last couple of months I…

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It’s a Boy! Welcoming Blaze.

It’s a Boy! Welcoming Blaze.

Yesterday really felt like the first day of spring; the air was warm and soft, wrapping around us gently and calling us out into the sunshine.  The perfect, so very perfect, day for a perfectly perfect calf to be born.  Oh yes indeed. We’ve been on nervous high alert for the last two weeks as our beef cow Morag’s due date arrived.  The due date duly came and duly went and we waited…and waited.  Just as the winter has lingered…

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Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle

On my morning walk about today I noticed two defining factors, everything is dripping wet and turning green.  Wherever I look there seems to be a carpet of emerald, bowed down by diamond jewels of moisture.  Today the air was heavy with humidity, the crisp breezes of April have died away (though the showers seem to be hanging around) while May is beginning to ripen into a lush carpet of soft grass and warm air. As I squelched through the…

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New Homeschool Curriculum

New Homeschool Curriculum

Today we began a new curriculum that taught us an amazing amount in a relatively short (3 hour) period.  It is a cross disciplinary curriculum that embraces visual, kinesthetic and auditory learning styles allowing students to use manipulatives and their own reasoning skills to decode problems and create inventive scenarios. Today we explored… construction… teamwork, negotiation, ethics… personal responsibility (tidying belongings, respect for space) Geology & Biology peer to peer tutoring… numeracy… life skills (food preparation) coupled with an Al…

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