We are finally getting settled in on our little Virginia farm. And yes- it’s beginning to actually look more like a farm. We got a nice flock of Bantam Cochins (including one of our original hens we had before we moved!)..
Got tempted into some chicks while at Tractor Supply (go figure), and a few ducklings as well (because every farm needs some ducks!).
In a few days we will be adding two beautiful Nigerian Dwarf doelings as well. We have decided to go the bottle-fed goat route- I will explain more about how we came to this decision in a new post. I’m SO excited!
The kids have started taking some fun homeschool classes with a local homeschool co-op. They went to their first classes this week and LOVED IT. Not only does it give me some time to unpack, organize, and get things done around the homestead- they get the opportunity to take some really awesome classes and make some new friends here in the area. Win-win.
Our youngest is still unsure about how she feels about it. She has always struggled with being in classes with kids her own age. She definitely prefers the older crowd, as well as smaller classes where she can get one on one attention to explore things she wants to learn about and discuss. Hopefully she will enjoy her next classes. She did enjoy learning about rockets and making her own “rocket”..
Our middle child LOVED it. She didn’t want to leave when it was time to go home. She has always struggled with transitioning from one activity to another, but I love the fact that she wanted to stay- that means she had fun 😉 She’s very excited to go back in a couple days. She also enjoys doing THIS in her spare time here at home, and has requested that we designated her a “mud pit area”- haha!
Our oldest was reluctant to go, but ended up having a blast and hasn’t complained once about going back..sooo…I guess that’s a good thing. He also started Civil Air Patrol, and has made it to two sessions so far. I really hope he sticks with it and I look forward to when the girls are old enough to join. It seems like an excellent program and it’s a great thing for him to be involved in. Bonus- even though it’s not a homeschool group (it takes place in the evening), there are other homeschoolers in his group. He thought that was pretty neat as well (even though he says homeschoolers are weird- and he’s right- we are definitely a weird bunch but proud of it. What is “normal” anyways?!)
I’ve also almost finished up our curriculum choices for next year- 9th grade (HIGH SCHOOL?! How did THAT happen?!), 4th grade, and 1st grade. I’ll be posting those soon as well. It’s always fun seeing what others decide on their curriculum choices. I think I’ve done SO much research these passed couple of weeks and looked at about a million other blogs 😉
So far things are going pretty well here in Virginia. We have a LOT to do still as far as getting settled, but it’s all coming along. We are all just SO happy to be *home*