Welcome to the Party!
For those who don’t know what The Old Fashioned Girls are all about, here is a little peak into our life homeschooling on a mini-farm!
I blog with my twin 16 years old daughters
here at http://www.oldfashionedgirls.wordpress.com where we like to share recipes, crafts, seasonal activities, life on our small acreage farm, curriculum reviews for The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew, sewing projects, gluten free baking tips and many things “Old Fashioned.” We love the DIY life and have tried our hand at making soap from lye (turned out wonderfully), homemade laundry soap (works great and is inexpensive), dishwasher soap (this was a big flop thus far), facials from items in the kitchen (divine), kombucha and keifer making (makes for healthy tummies), beautiful handmade clothes and art quilts (I can say this because I wasn’t the one making them 🙂 and many other homemade projects we have tackled!
We also raise heritage turkeys and chickens for meat and eggs (yes, we process them ourselves and it is really not so bad), grow as many vegetables as possible in our short growing season, can homemade jam, eat mostly whole foods and love doing all of this as a family. I love flowers and never have enough planted around our home (at least in my opinion). Our family home schools (a 2nd, 4th and two 10th graders) using a literature based, eclectic style. I am a fan of Charlotte Mason and my kid’s nature journals from the age of 5 and up are precious treasures. But most of all we desire to be encouragers to others to find God’s gifts in everyday life: puddles, fresh bread, sunsets, tree swings, fresh picked tomatoes,seashells and crashing waves, museum visits, walks along the river, the bountiful array of birds that pass by our windows and especially in His loving Word!
Looking Forward to “meeting” New Friends at the 2013 Ultimate Blog Party! We would love for you to leave a comment and follow our musings regularly♥