Moving Day!

August 4, 2012
*As of August 4, 2012, this site will no longer be active. You will be able to view it, but I've decided to make a move to a new blog! Come on over to Dirt on my Boots to catch up!*
 

Lessons from summer

August 2, 2012
According to the calendar there are still several days of summer. However, as a teacher, my summer has come to a close. Yesterday found me in my classroom, hands on hips, scanning the space with excitement. Every year I change things, rearrange, and try out new ideas. After six years, I'm finally getting to the point where I know what I'm doing and when I'm doing it. I admire one of my teammates who, it seems, at the snap of her fingers can have her room exactly like she wants it. HOW!? I ask...
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Zucchini "apple" pie

July 27, 2012
I've been talking about this pie for a few days now and how I was going to make it... (heck, I've been talking about zucchini for, what, like a month now?) I must say, I was somewhat afraid to make it. What if it was gross? What if I waste my ingredients on something I'm not going to eat? Then, I looked at the pile of zucchini on the counter and thought, "Seriously? What is it going to hurt?" 

Since I was going to visit with my teacher friend and watch some Whole Brain Teaching videos (we've b...
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Back to school! Almost...

July 26, 2012
Our carpets at school have been cleaned which means we have the green light to get back to work. Every year I always say how much I don't want to go back to school... until I see my schoolroom. In the moment I see it, I want to jump in the air, click my heels, and squeal with delight. I love teaching. There's no way around it. It is what I was born to do and no matter how wonderful a summer may be, or how terrible a school year could be, I can't wait to get back to work! My teacher friend met...
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Relishing zucchini

July 24, 2012
Pun intended. Here's what I just posted to Facebook:
 
  "The last three weeks our zucchini plants have been LOADED. I have made zucchini bread, zucchini chocolate muffins, zucchini pie, zucchini patties, zucchini fries, zucchini brownies, zucchini medallions, breaded zucchini, sauteed zucchini, and, today, zucchini relish (which smells fabulous! it's in the water bath as I type!). My favorite of all these recipes? The brownies. Hands down. Tomorrow, I'm trying a zucchini "apple" pie. Gotta get...
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Re-purposed pallet - Rabbit Hutch!

July 23, 2012
I told y'all I was going to do it. I was going to make a rabbit hutch from a pallet my Daddy had saved for me. Well, I finished it on Friday and I'm ready to show you. It still has a little bit of work left on it, such as doors and a couple of tiny holes to fill in to keep the bunnies from getting out. But, for the most part, it's d-o-n-e! The only parts that I used that weren't from the pallet were the wire (that stuff can be nasty! Be sure to always wear gloves when handling it), 4x4 scraps...
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Sunday lunch from the garden

July 22, 2012


Firstly, let me say that I have so many things to talk about that sometimes it's hard to just pick one to blog about! I need to start making a list! I still have to share with you my rabbit hutch I made this week (completely from a pallet! WHAT! WHAT!) but I'm going to have to save that for tomorrow's barn hop because I just made a lunch that was totally blog-worthy.

I never fry things myself. I'm scared of it... and it's bad for you... but I'm more afraid of getting burnt (yes, I know that's ...


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Beginning of school fun!

July 19, 2012
It's that time of summer when I begin to feel crazily excited about the beginning of school. I am much more excited as a teacher than I ever was as a student! I have my little list of names and can't help but love them even if I don't know who they are. What I do know is they are coming to my classroom for a reason. Each and everyone of them were put there for a purpose and I can't wait to start getting to know them! EEEEE!! MY BABIES!! Can you tell I love teaching? 

So, to get ready for schoo...
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Waste not want not: How I got a milking stand

July 17, 2012
Or you could say, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." As a teacher, I have learned to look at trash in a whole new way. No longer does any egg carton go in the trash. They are used to make my egg carton games... which my students love (When our chickens start laying I'll have to figure something out). Milk jugs become containers and those awesome sandwich meat things?! Don't get me started! What seems as trash to the untrained eye, is indeed treasure to a person with a little imagina...
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The goat house!

July 16, 2012
Mister and I had talked about rotating our goats from pasture to pasture and/or letting them browse in the woods. Well, for a week we tied them off on strong dog leads and let them eat their favorite and our nemesis, privet. Ugh, privet is an invasive invasive species and if you live in Georgia you have tons of it running rampant in your woods, in your yard, wherever. 

* DO NOT EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER LEAVE YOUR GOATS TIED OFF ANYWHERE UNATTENDED... DID I SAY EVER? EVER. 

I know some peopl...
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About Me


Amateur Extraordinaire I was born to a farmer and a farmer's daughter. I, however, was just a tiny little thing when my parents had to move from their farm. All my life I heard stories of "the farm" and the life they had there. From a young age, I knew I would have my own one day. While it is far from the farm my daddy had, my Mister and I bought our first place in August of 2011. Sitting on six acres is a homestead we're making into our own slice of heaven on earth. Follow along as we stake our claim on this piece of earth the LORD has entrusted to us.
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