Venison Jerky at Home

By Holly Giles | Home , Kitchen

Venison Jerky Harvesting and preserving meat was a big part of generations past. Making venison jerky at home has become popular with homesteaders across America. Harvesting your own meat for the family is a big responsibility and a way to be in control of your food supply. Bringing home meat and curing it in several […]

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Baker Creek Seed Company Tour

By Holly Giles | Home , Simple Living

Baker Creek Seed Company is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Missouri. My fellow Roadschool Mom, Mary Beth and I along with three of our children visited here on a road trip. Baker Creek is an heirloom company preserving and selling heritage seeds from generations ago. This family-owned farm is taking big […]

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Best Kid Approved Granola

By Holly Giles | Kitchen

Our Go-To Snack Granola is one of those snacks that makes you feel like you are outdoors even if your not. I remember making granola in grade school on a campout and we called it GORP. I am not sure what the O stands for but it had granola, raisins peanuts and m&m’s in it. […]

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Honey Wheat Bread

By Holly Giles | Kitchen , Simple Living

  Honey Wheat Bread Honey Wheat bread is our favorite multi-use bread. We use it weekly for sandwiches and toast. Print out the Honey Whole Wheat Bread recipe and gather the ingredients together. Bake your bread along with Holly as she demonstrates the recipe or watch the video once before making your loaves. Bread baking […]

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Prairie Life Week Nine

By Holly Giles | Uncategorized

  Read: Read chapters twelve and thirteen to finish the book. Copywork: Copy the poem above for copywork and narration. Summary: It is a busy time of the year at the Ingall’s place. Threshing the oats, braiding straw hats, hulling corn, and working the garden. Winter was on its way and there was so much […]

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Prairie Life Week Eight

By Holly Giles | Uncategorized

  Reading: Read chapters ten and eleven this week from Little House in the Big Woods. Copywork: Copy the quote from Laura or use it for narration. Review: Chapter ten is called “Summertime”. What did people do during the summertime? What language did Mrs.┬áPeterson talk to Laura and Mary in? How would you have divided […]

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Prairie Life Week Seven

By Holly Giles | Uncategorized

    Read: Read chapters eight and nine this week. Copywork: Copy the quote above for copywork or narration this week. Laura has learned what a “sugar snow” is. Laura and Mary each got maple sugar candy from Grandpa. Pa explains the process of tapping the maple trees, how he collects the sap and boils […]

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Prairie Life Week Six

By Holly Giles | Uncategorized

  Reading: This week read chapter six and seven in Little House in the Big Woods. Copywork, Dictation or Recitation: Copy the quote above for copywork this week. Find it in Prairie Life.   Chores: Washing clothes was a task that took all day. Washing was done by hand or rubbed on a board. Rubbing […]

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Prairie Life Week Five

By Holly Giles | Uncategorized

    Reading: Read chapter five in Little House in the Big Woods. Copywork, Dictation or Recitation: Copy the prayer on page 115 in the book. Saturday nights were reserved for bathtime in the Ingalls home. How often do you take a bath? How did the Ingalls take a bath? How long do you think […]

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