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RolePlaying Games for Homeschooling

The last post I did, Game Time, is something that has consumed quite a bit of indoor time since the post was done.  At the time, we had just began to explore the possibilities of entertaining ourselves and the kids on the inclimate weather days. I did a little bit …

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Game Time

Autumn has been rather miserable weather this year.  Plenty of wind, rain, and snow to keep us from our Autumn chores and all the fun things we usually would be doing.  We have been stuck indoors quite a bit, much earlier in the year than usual.  People always ask me, …

Cooking

Down by the Stream…

We have not had good weather for building a house.  It pours and floods the house site (we don’t have the drainage set up yet), or it is 100 degrees.  It is good weather when I have to go to work.  We have had many other things we had to …

Building

Mini Cordwood House Plans: Kids Building

One of the most important reasons we changed our lives so drastically was that we felt living off grid out in the woods would be better for our children than living in town.  One of the ways it is better is that it provides opportunities  for children to learn hands …

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Bushcraft Hut for Autumn

We decided that the best way to start autumn would be to practice our bushcraft skills.  We would build a little hut near the firepit where we could lay out a blanket for picnics, storytime, singalongs, or whatever else the kids came up with.  I am writing this very post …

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Happy Spring

Spring is finally here! Here in Maine the temperatures are into the forties and we are shedding our winter coats. The snow is slowly starting to melt and so our road is turning to mud. The sap is running in the Sugar Maples and the 26th is Maine Maple Sunday. …

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Off Grid Date Night

Living off grid, way out in the woods, there aren’t many people around to babysit. Especially since we are fairly new to the area. We rarely are alone without children, there is never quiet around our house. It is not like we are suffering by not being able to get …

Decorative Stuff

What Happens When You Run Out of Money?

After working so hard all summer and into the fall, we hit winter and started loosing motivation and we ran out of money.  It has worked out just fine though.  We have kept busy with daily chores and a lot of relaxing.  No complaints at all.  I’m getting to the …

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Our First Nights Here

Our experience so far has been nothing short of interesting. The first night here, we didn’t sleep because we couldn’t find the air mattress pump that plugged into the car.  We had bought a new one,  but it didn’t have any adaptors to plug into our mattress. We slept on …

Decorative Stuff

DIY Birdfeeder Ornaments

We made these ornaments to decorate our tree, outside still growing in our yard.  This was the first time we had done this sort of thing, so we are still working on the outdoor decorations.  I am tired of wasting $50 every year to buy a tree that will be …