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About me ~
I have been happily married for over 23 years to my gorgeous husband. We are a large family who all live and work on our farm. I have homeschooled our children for over 20 years with a Charlotte Mason approach. Our eldest daughter has graduated her high school matric several years ago, and this year our middle daughter completes her final homeschool year. Our youngest child is doing high school and so our homeschooling journey has been long, rich and very 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 daughters and I milk our Jersey cows every morning and I make our own butter, yogurt and cheeses. We seasonally 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 public school teaching experience in English, History, Geography, Art and Remedial Education.
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 used Impak Education and Cambridge Education and currently my daughter is doing GED for final high school year.
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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