New Friend

LauraFarm Life

Flora visited our farm for two days before we needed to return her to Mother Cat at a neighboring farm. In the meantime, she was perfectly happy with her surrogate mother who picked the kitten up so gently, talked face-to-face with her, and sang kitten lullabies…

3 (Simple) Ways to Simplify Life

LauraFarm Life, Healthy Living, Motherhood

1. Baskets! One basket sits by the kitchen table, holding our meal-time books. One basket sits behind a stuffed chair, holding blocks. One basket snuggles up to the couch, holding library books. Baskets are an amazing invention: they look good, and they are easy to put things into. (An essential quality if we want little ones to help clean up!) … Read More

The Quiet Gift of 150 Years

LauraFarm Life

We walked out to assess the damage of the downed tree. (The one by the stream that grew for 150 years, over-looking generations of farmers, cattle, and wildflowers.) For 150 years, it grew and was still growing! Until a wind tipped it over. 150 years! Ryan said that all of that growing will give us one winter’s heat. We learn, … Read More

Q: “What Do You Do About Science?”

LauraAll Posts, Early Elementary Education, Farm Life

  A: We live Science (Vivienne, doing the best work of Scientist: loving God’s creation.) As I was slugging through my B.S. in Biology, and working in the pharmacology department at Merck, I had no idea that my education would find its glory days when two little scientists entered our family. Amazingly, God orchestrated my education for the sakes of … Read More