A journal of our day to day; homesteading and homeschooling in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Kids and I photo shoot - with goats
We were all out visiting the goats a while back so I asked Dustin to take some pictures of the kids and I holding Avalon. I was hoping to get a good picture of all of us, but instead ended up with these...at least they are entertaining and in order. Note how well mama goat Xanadu is watching over her daughter, Avalon, who is being a great sport. Every day I make time to sit and hold her and Asia for a few minutes at least, in the hopes of having better handled doelings. Our junior does are ok about being tied up for their morning grain, and they let me trim their hooves etc. but I am not bonded with them as much as I'd like to be.
We are a family of four (with one more on the way), living in the Arctic Boreal Forest above Fairbanks, in the Interior of Alaska. I write about our simple life and trying to keep our life simple in a day when the typical American life is anything but. When I first started writing this blog I had a toddler and a baby and we were a growing homestead. I wanted to share our day to day and all the lessons we learned along the way, from mixing our own chicken feed to goat kidding season and cheese making. As our children have grown, home schooling has really taken over and I have had to examine every aspect of our lives to keep our days simple yet fruitful. These days you will still find me posting and sharing pictures of our chickens and garden, berry picking and salmon processing. I also hope to be writing about home schooling decisions and lessons as well as other interests and hobbies the kids and I explore. Reader interest and feedback is what keeps me writing, so please leave lots of comments!
The here and now of our homestead is what I'm writing about. Compelled by a sense that we are participating in something significant, heading back to our roots... this is my attempt to share what we are learning along our journey. For those of you on similar paths, whether you are raising kids, a flock of chickens, a couple goats or run a farm, well I'm hoping to learn from you as well, so feel free to put in your two cents!