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Posts from the ‘Homegrown Learning’ Category

Mushroom Farmers! {Back to Roots Musrhoom Kit Review}

One thing that I want to try next is growing mushrooms. I have attended several workshops, but just haven’t gotten around to doing it. This spring I hope to purchase a few logs or maybe try to inoculate a few logs of my own.

In the meantime, I stumbled upon the Back to the Roots oyster mushroom kit, which looked pretty neat and would provide a fun project for the kids and I to do. I ordered one of Amazon, got it started, and we are about half way to harvesting our first crop of oyster mushrooms.

I was worried at first because it didn’t seem to be growing. However, around day four, they took off and I swear they are growing so fast that I notice a difference every couple of hours. The kids really dig this too, because every time they wake up in the morning or come home from school, the mushrooms are noticeably bigger!

I predict some delicious stir-fry in the near future!

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And the Homeschooling Adventure Begins…

For a while now I have been intrigued by the idea of homeschooling. With Tanner turning three this year, I have decided to give “homeschooling” a try. I have purchased the embark12 Pre-K Program from k12 and I am pretty excited to get started this Fall. While I am not sure if I will continue to homeschool once Tanner gets to school age, I think that this will be a good test to see how things might go. Read more

Duck Duck Moose: iPad App Review

This past Christmas we received an iPad as a family gift from my parents. Three-quarters of the way through the year, I am still just as smittin’ with it as when we first got it, primarily because of the entertainment value it provides for my toddler. However, one thing that I find a little challenging is locating apps that are age-appropriate and at least semi-educational. After searching and searching, I finally came across a list of recommended apps for toddlers that featured Duck Duck Moose‘s app, Itsy Bitsy Spider, an interactive musical book based on the popular children’s rhyme. Read more

Coffee, Chaos and Christ

The misadventures of a Mother and business owner.

Frühlingskabine Micro-Farm

From a scrappy 1/4 acre to a homestead on more! Livestock, gardening, meat, wool, eggs, dairy, DIY projects, and life from scratch.

My Foray Into Food Storage

A regular gal learning about Food Storage, Home Cooking, Canning, Gardening, and more!