More or Less Homeschooling & Home-making Adventure

I am a work in progress. I am striving to be an encouraging wife, a fun and loving homeschool mother, to learn to homestead, organize, and adapt. I desire to see life more like Jesus and less like the world's view of what's important. I praise God that I am saved by grace alone, through faith alone, by Christ alone! Cuz' I CAN'T DO IT ON MY OWN!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Worm update

So, it's been 2 weeks and all my worms are alive!! They are getting a little hot in the summer heat so I may need to put more holes in the box. I'm amazed at how fast they eat all the food I put in there. Ok, I do go a little crazy sometimes and blend up the food to make it easier and faster for them to eat. But I need those castings! My garden isn't looking so good. I have BIG hopes for next year's garden though!!

Friday, June 4, 2010


Each year I try to add something new to our little homestead. Today it was worms!!

I learned how to set up my worm bin from

I went to a local worm composting class. Then with some other families, we order 5,000 worms. I got them in the mail today and thought something was wrong. The bag was filled with a peat moss type filling and when I poured it out I found a few worms. They didn't look too healthy. I was a bit discouraged. I kept poking around until I found them. And let me tell you, I'm not afraid of much when it comes to nature. I am a science teacher and I've held a lot of creatures including snakes. But when I found this massive pile of knotted up worms I got a bit creeped out. It looked like a big pile of maggots. They worms are not that large, not like night crawlers. Well, I've put them in their new home and they are getting acquainted now.  I have high hopes that they will live, grow, multiply, and provide me with lots of good worm castings for my garden. The kids are even talking about starting a business selling worms if they multiply like they say they are supposed to.

If you want to learn about Vermicomposting, that's was worm composting is called, has great instructions that will get you started.

Free audio books today

Thanks to Raising Future Leaders for posting this great freebie today!! is offering 2 free audio books:


We're very excited about this last one. I've been waiting for my boys to be older before buying this set. I had to miss our local homeschool conference where I was planning on buying one of these sets and here is one for free!! Go God and thank you for this gift!! And thank you BlueBehmoth too!