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About me ~
I have been happily married for 23 years to my gorgeous husband. We have a large family who all live and work on our farm. We have homeschooled for over 19 years with a strong Charlotte Mason and eclectic approach. My eldest daughter has graduated her high school matric several years ago, and our homeschooling journey has been rich and rewarding.
We live on a remote mountain farm in the Klein Karoo in the Western Cape, South Africa. We farm with cattle and sheep, and we grow and sell Lucerne trees, an excellent grazing tree, in our family business, Lucerne Tree Farm.
We live simply and aim for a simple, more self-sufficient lifestyle. We are blessed to live with pure air and crystal clear mountain water. My daughter and I milk our Jersey cow every morning and we make our own butter, yogurt and cheeses. We bake our bread, seasonally bottle and preserve our food and eat our own organic, veld-raised meat. I love gardening and work often in my vegetable garden.
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 experience teaching English, Remedial Education, History, Geography and Art.
In our homeschooling we prefer literature-based curriculums following Charlotte Mason’s principles. We have used Sonlight, and 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 previously used a fully recognized correspondence course with Impak Education for our eldest daughter, but we use Cambridge Education and GED for our current high school curriculums.
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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