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About me ~
I am a South African, a farmer’s wife, mom to 5, and a granny to 2 sweetie pies. I have homeschooled my daughters from toddler to graduate following a Charlotte Mason-based approach. I am a former public school teacher, a ballet dancer and a keen artist. I am passionate about the Lord Jesus, who saved me, a lost Jew.
Our family live and work on a remote mountain farm in the Klein Karoo in the Western Cape, South Africa. We farm organic black Angus cattle and Dorper sheep, and we grow and sell Lucerne trees, an excellent grazing tree, in our family business, Lucerne Tree Farm.
We are homesteaders, blessed to live with pure air and crystal clear mountain water. I love gardening and work often in my vegetable garden, preserving home-grown food in season. My daughter and I milk our Jersey cow and I make our own butter, yogurt and cheeses.
We desire to live our lives in service and to the glory of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Education background ~
I am a qualified school teacher with 10 years public school teaching experience in English, History, Geography, Art and Remedial Education.
In our homeschooling we have used literature-based curriculums following Charlotte Mason’s principles. We have used Sonlight, as well as a wonderful, rich, cultural South African History curriculum called Footprints On Our Land (for 7-12-year-olds) and Footprints Into 21st Century (for 12-16-year-olds). For High School we used Impak Education and Cambridge Education and GED .
So, why this blog?
Simply ~ I have a passion to inspire, encourage and share with others.
I have been blessed by so many free downloads, tips, links, ideas, techniques and skills shared by other homeschool moms, and I wanted to give back …
The Lord says, “Freely you have received, freely give.”
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