Vera Vil

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I'm not going to answer all your questions because I'm sure the others have answered them very well. I homeschooled my four kids until 9th grade and they are all off doing cool things now. Their relationship with each other is amazing and one of the big reasons I kept them home.

As far as starting early - I started all my kids very early. My oldest started reading at 2 and was reading Harry Potter when he was 5. I didn't want them to go to college early either but the great thing is that there isn't a finite amount of stuff to learn. We took some very deep dives into lots of subjects. We went heavily into dinosaurs, then ancient Egypt, forensics, etc.

I have no regrets and as far as I know, they don't either. They had fabulous, interesting childhoods and I loved being that involved in their lives.
1 month ago
I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet but I have a well insulated bag with a drawstring top that I have been using as a crockpot for a few years. I just bring whatever I want to cook to a boil and let it boil for a few minutes, Then seal it up in the bag. It works beautifully, even on unslaked dry beans. I found a pattern on etsy I believe because I wanted to give some as gifts. It is called HopeSaC on etsy.
2 months ago
The soup looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. That will be part of dinner tomorrow night since we have tons of Jerusalem artichokes.
4 months ago
I would like to second the request for instructions to weave a straw hat. I would also love to learn the process of shearing an alpaca or sheep and processing it into yarn.
Oh darn! I will work on that later. I don't know how I messed that up.
Ginger decoction done. Wow! That stuff will put hair on your chest!
Yay! I'm so happy to get started on this! This wasn't my first time making a chamomile infusion and this time I took the advice from the link posted and added orange peel and a broken cinnamon stick in the hopes that it would improve the taste. It actually did improve the taste quite a lot. I know that some people like the taste of chamomile but I am not one of those people. So, I weighed 1 ounce of dried chamomile flowers and added the peel and broken cinnamon stick. Then I filled the rest of the quart jar with boiling water. 8 hours later I strained it, stuck a label on it, poured myself a glass and put the rest in the fridge. It tastes pretty good.
That looks great! I have my binder and I'm ready to get started.
1 year ago