One of the things I love about the Prairie Primer is it motivates me to get the dust off my fiddle and learn new songs or review old ones. It is a special treat to be able to play my great grandpa's fiddle that I just had restored. He was born in the 1880s. Very special! Love the growl of this old fiddle.
Michael and I made lard and cracklings out some pig's fat we had saved back. We use the lard for making homemade soap.
My living Prairie Doll, Rina. It is a wonder she has any skin left on her face from all the kisses she receives daily.
Another Primer friend, Alli, is making homemade whipping cream for the pumpkin pie we were having at lunch.
raw queso fresco recipe and the kids loved eating the raw curds. Alli is cutting the curd in this pic.
Naomi is stirring the curd.
I'm putting the curds into the cheese press.
The Primer asked us to study about honeybees and how to process honey. How nice to have bees in residence and just go out the backdoor to look at a hive and pull a frame to harvest.
Josiah quickly took over and had it down pat. Our fresh, raw honey is the best I've ever tasted. So light!
In addition to these activities, we recited Psalm 91. It is 16 verses long, and it always amazes me how much these kids can memorize. They work on a passage of scripture each book.
I plan to post at the end of the month many of the really fun things we did for each book. It takes us about a month to get through each book.
Hope you've enjoyed seeing what we are up to on Mission Rd Homestead. This is homeschooling at it's most fun. So privileged to be able to do this with my kids. Love watching deep friendships develop as a result of meeting every week. A little healthy competition never hurt anyone either. Love getting to teach a lot of things I've learned over the years as I enjoy getting back to the basics of living when I can.