Category Archives for Kristen’s Random Thoughts

Trying Technology in Our Homeschool

At this point we have quite a few kids and a lot of levels in our homeschool: 9th grade 7th grade 5th grade 2nd grade Kindergarten 2 preschoolers I have gone back-and-forth quite a bit in the last several years to try and find things that fit and work for our homeschool. After having a […]

Together Time

I’ve been wanting to write about homeschooling somewhere and Scott said he didn’t mind if I put it here.  So you’ll probably get some non-farm related babble here, unless a school project happens to involve the farm (and many do 😉 )  Side note: many pics at the end of this post 😀 Tweaks and Changes […]

A Tentative Spring

I feel like there’s finally hope of spring coming. Our chickens have laid an egg! One egg, but it brings with it the hope of so much more. I’ve been scarce on the blog because I spent a lot of time working on my natural birth website. Then I needed to spend a lot of […]

On Quotes and Sales People

As I've mentioned before, I'm incredibly shy. It's hard for me to make phone calls and get in contact with people. I greatly prefer email, and go with that whenever possible. But when dealing with all of these quotes and farm needs, emails are not always possible. We've been considering at least three major purchases […]

Green Manure

It sounds kind of strange, the term “green manure,” but it's really a golden concept. They call animal manure “black gold” because it has magical properties for land that needs help. Green manure is green gold – and it's not because it generates cash. Green manure is plant material that can be used to revitalize […]

Researching Farm Dogs

I’ll admit that I’ve wanted a dog for a really long time. I had a dog in childhood named Cupcake (and before her, her mother Muffin, though I don’t remember Muffin). She stayed with us util we moved to an apartment, and then she went on to live with a family with a nice back […]

A Visit to Grandma Evie’s Farm

Saturday was a great day. We’ve been considering what we’d like to do with Windy Woods Farm – the direction we’d like to go with animals, produce, etc., and had discussed goats. In reading about goats, Scott discovered the Kinder goat breed. I’m the researcher of the family, so I started looking into Kinders and […]

Growing, In More Ways Than One

I am painfully shy. I teach online birthing classes every week, and I love to do that, but the confidence to do so has been years in coming. I also think that I could get up and give a speech or teach a live class. I’d be nervous, but I could do it. Tell me […]

Happy Anniversary Windy Woods

Better late than never, right? Because, well, this post is a month late 😉 The house itself is about 17 years old, but it has been Windy Woods for a year now – our home. We celebrated our anniversary / Windy Woods' birthday last month with decorations and really tasty dinner. I was in the […]

It’s a Done Deal, Bear

It feels almost unreal now, but we really own our little house in the country. In just a few weeks we’ll be moving in! The past week has been a real whirlwind – it felt like today would never come, but now it has come and gone! Yesterday was Honor’s first birthday, and I think […]