A journal of our day to day; homesteading and homeschooling in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Monday, July 19, 2010
After fourth of July Party Pictures
Here are some pictures of our "after fourth of July party". On the fourth we had a wonderful meal with family and friends. A couple days later we had some more friends over for a potluck/bbq, which we finished off with homemade ice-cream, rhubarb crisp and some simple fireworks (think sparklers) for the kids. In the photo above the kids are gathered around cleaning out the container I made ice-cream in. Avery was the only one that stuck with it till the end, below.
We adults had a great time visiting together, and as you can see, the kids did too.
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!