I really hate spending money, especially on clothes, because they are such a poor investment. I do like clothes though; I am a girl, after all. I buy nearly of my clothing at Goodwill because I can’t stand to pay what the retail stores are asking. Every now and then though, I see an article… Continue reading I bought an expensive thing.
Step 2 of my Lawn to Meadow project is the step that didn’t happen. In Step 1, I moved all the mulch from the future meadow area onto garden beds in my side yard. I did this so that I could plant wildflower seeds on top of the plain ol’ dirt. When I removed the… Continue reading Lawn to Meadow Step 2- Pulling Out Landscape Fabric
I am trying to turn part of my front lawn into a wildflower meadow that will support bees, birds and butterflies. The problem with a regular old lawn is that it is a food desert for bees; there are no flowering plants for them to eat. The yards here in Suburbia are made up of… Continue reading Lawn to Meadow Step 1
The mule and I do seem to have turned a corner. There was not one event that precipitated the change; she just slowly dropped her defenses until eventually she became *almost* like a normal horse that likes its owner. All I’ve done with her this winter is short rides around the property- bitless and with… Continue reading Lessons from a Mule #11- The mule knows what you need better than you know yourself.
I have long lamented the fact that neither of my kids love horses like I do. They don’t like hiking either, so I feel like I’m forever dragging them outside, whether it’s to the barn or to a trail. I believe that kids need the outdoors so I’ll continue to drag them, but it sure… Continue reading “Mom! Mountain biking is for me!”
When I was a kid I had an experience that left me thinking how absolutely idiotic many grown-ups were. I don’t want to go into too many details, but it involved false accusations and being plopped down in front of a panel of adults asking me questions about why I did something I didn’t do.… Continue reading Why Grown-Ups are Ridiculous…
I do a few things that are outside the norm. Maybe you do as well. I don’t care how many inspirational memes you’ve seen on Pinterest. When you try to live life on your own terms, people are critical. The second you step outside the box, there’s somebody in an orange vest with a whistle… Continue reading How to deal with negative people…
When I had really little kids, like 2 and 3 year olds, I thought my life was over. I thought I would never see the end of snotty noses, dirty diapers and cutting every meal into tiny pieces. I remember longing for some freedom, even if it were just to take a shower alone without… Continue reading To all the toddler moms…
For Mother’s Day weekend we went camping at Woodring Branch campground on the shores of Carter’s Lake in north Georgia. Carter’s Lake is the deepest lake in Georgia and is known for great fishing. It has over 60 miles of coastline, and most of it is undeveloped, which makes it a beautiful spot for boating… Continue reading Camping at Woodring Branch on Carter’s Lake
Today we did a simple project to study potential and kinetic energy. I never liked science class at school. I found it dry and I never liked all the math involved. But this project was fun! All you need is a car built from Legos and a balloon. First, we watched this video on YouTube, a… Continue reading Potential and Kinetic Energy- 2nd Grade Homeschool