Daily Archives: December 31, 2015


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Seriously. I never knew we were that couple… or that we ever could be. That couple that could work at home together… and spend every minute together… complement each others’ abilities… and actually enjoy each other. For many years, we were the couple barely hanging on. We were the “why […]

I never knew we were THAT couple. Tips and hope ...



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From those beautiful February days of planting, we did have some production at Sunnybrook Farm. Ryan was a terrific steward over his precious pepper plants and harvested a horde of jalapenos! We turned them into jalapeno poppers, dip, soup, and froze them to use all year.         […]

Sunnybrook Farm produces (Summer and Fall 2015)





We held our first Hero Night at House Upon a Rock in February 2015. As we learn about great men and women, I ask my children to choose noble examples as their heroes, and determine how the lessons of their lives can be applied to our own. They research, write a […]

Hero Night at House Upon a Rock 2015



House Upon a Rock is built on… well… rocks. Quite literally. So while we have 4+acres, it’s not worth much for growing things. However, our dear neighbors just down the road were smart enough to choose farmland instead of a rock quarry. And they are so good to us that […]

School at Sunnybrook Farm (February 2015)


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Some parents do an amazing job of finding (i.e. making) time amid all the crazy busy-ness of life to intentionally teach their children. I’m not one of them. Last year, I felt frustrated that I wasn’t spending enough high-quality time with my children, intentionally teaching them. It seemed that there was […]

Why we teach our children at home