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    Homeschooling Mama, 2nd Amendment, gluten-free (celiac), gardening, genealogy, reading

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  1. We have Freckles and A Girl of the Limberlost, but I haven't read them yet. I really liked Laddie, A True Blue Story and The Keeper of the Bees, by Gene Stratton Porter, so I think those ones will be good, too. Has anyone read any of Eric Sloane's books? They're neat.
  2. Seed Savers Exchange is having a free shipping deal on seeds for this weekend. Here's the details: https://www.seedsavers.org/coupons
  3. MtRider, I hope you are feeling better soon!
  4. I hope you like the book, Dee. There's a glossary in the back of the book to define some of the Scottish words. One of my favorite series is the "Little Britches" series by Ralph Moody. I bought the first one, Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers, because they seem to pop on most lists for recommended reading for homeschoolers. I had a hard time putting it down! It follows a family's move to a ranch in Colorado in 1906. It was really good. DD is 5 and is sensitive, so I don't think she's quite ready for them. But the character lessons and having to make do and do without and think outside the box and work hard ...I'm looking forward to these being our family read aloud books in a year or 2. There's 8 books in the series and I was impatient to buy the rest of the series. They're all printed, though...first one in the series was printed in 1950.
  5. I had to get a new phone number last year. Scammers were using my "spoofed" (making my phone number show up on caller ID's when it was the scammer calling) phone number. I had some unpleasant messages left on my answering machine from people who thought I was calling their house several times a day, every day, for weeks. The phone company kept trying to trace it and basically it all came from overseas call centers and there was nothing they could do to stop it.
  6. Do you have seasonal allergies? It seems as soon as my allergies start acting up from all of the pollen, my body gets all achy.
  7. Oh no. Is smoke damage a concern, too?
  8. I have a couple different books I'm reading through, in a couple different places. In the living room is The Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton Porter and the current family read alouds (I read to DH and DD) Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater (no one here is overly fond of it because they both think Mr. Popper isn't making his family a priority--DD was the first to point it out, but we are learning something about penguins) and Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Peirson (We like that one! We also have Among the Forest People, Among the Meadow People, Among the Farmyard People to read yet. They're reprints of nature books from the early 1900s for kids and the "people" are the animals.) DD and I are reading Mozart, the Wonder Boy by Opal Wheeler. DD likes listening to classical music and asked for books about Chopin and Mozart. I bought ones by Opal Wheeler. They're originally printed in the 1930s-40s. For my upstairs stack, I recently finished Douglas Bond's "Crown and Covenant" series ( excellent historical fiction), about a family of Scottish Covenanters in the 1600s and the persecution they went through. They say for ages 10-14 on the back, but I think any age beyond is good, too. I learned alot and it was very good writing. I knew nothing of the Scottish Covenanters before this. Now I'm working through the "Faith and Freedom" series, following the same family as in "Crown & Covwnant" series (goes down through the generations in colonial America). I'm also reading Forgotten Founding Father: The Heroic Legacy of George Whitefield. It was interesting because George Whitefield is in part of Guns of Thunder (1st in the "Faith and Freedom" series). And Jesus, the One and Only by Beth Moore.
  9. Jeepers, are there any Amish furniture stores around you? We bought a table and chairs for DD at one. Sturdy stuff that can be passed down to another generation. I've never tried sitting in the chairs, though.
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