This is the beginning of our sixth year homeschooling. Lu is 13yo and roughly in 7th grade. It's going to be a very different year than we're used to, because now we have a small farm. It all started with Lu wanting a goat, and now we have five! Chickens are soon to come, and we're thinking about pigs and rabbits too.
We recently had our first litter.
Lu delivered two healthy kids!
They're so frickin' cute, they're like bunny-kitty-ponies.
Lu gets up every morning at 5:30am to take the goats out to pasture for a couple of hours. Right now he's only milking one goat, but another is shacking up with a neighbor's buck, so we'll have two milking goats by the summer. I get fresh goat's milk in my coffee now!
Once all the goat chores are done and a shower is had, it's around 10am and time for academics. Lu starts with reading, then history or writing, math, and guitar practice.
Then it's time for lunch with a documentary
or a game of Scrabble.
We started out this year re-watching Mankind: The Story of All of Us,
which we just might make a yearly tradition of because
it's such a great summary of our chronological history studies.
On Monday afternoons Lu has a private guitar lesson.
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are for the after-school arts
and recreation activities we run from our home.
Typical activities are team-building games,
dance, singing, arts&crafts, drumming, and circus arts.
On Wednesdays and Fridays, 2-9pm, Lu is doing his second apprenticeship at a local restaurant a couple times a week. He's working with a team of chefs and learning loads, and doing so well that they even let him be head chef sometimes. This means he gets to design the menu and order the other chefs around.
He loves those nights :)
So, as you can see, we have a very busy year ahead of us!