I’m Shirley, Homeschooling Mom of many ~ I live on a mini farm smack in the middle of the city with my husband, children and a variety of critters, both feathered and furred. I dream of organic farming and self-sufficiency but find myself at Whole Foods more often than not, buying all I dream of providing myself. We drink raw goat milk, eat fresh eggs and harvest our orchard, but still feel a very poor steward of all I have, I’m a work in progress. I embrace a gentle approach to parenting, long for a home filled with warm inviting wood toys, knitted treasures and poetry books but find myself stepping on the extremely painful Lego and begging my phone not be used for yet another Angry Bird marathon. I do not embrace violence although feel very strongly a good slap on the noggin would do some a bunch of good. I loathe formal organized religion but consider myself Child of God. I love coffee, anything flannel, Fall is my favorite season, my last baby was born when I was 41 and I frequently feel out of my element in the “Young Super Mom ” world. 5 year plan includes road schooling our youngest as we travel America in Class A and finally getting my walk in closet organized. I am also a a wife, daughter, writer, activist, student ever learning, someone’s BFF, Mee Maw to my grand kids, loving my country but fear my government and a Military Mom who got that way kicking and screaming ~ I’m coming to terms My children are my favorite singers and musicians and life is good.
From left to right: Austin, Sam, Alexis, Kristin, KeriAnna, Kolton, Katey and Karl
On the Homestead 2013
~ UPDATE AUGUST 2015 ~
The land we were leasing was donated to the Veteran’s for the building of a Hospice house, we found ourselves once again setting up the Homestead on a new piece of property, while renting there the landowners decided to sell and we had to move on. So we headed to the coast, traveling in our vintage Avion trailer, waiting on the Lord and living
large small. Life is different, to be sure, but as always ~ an adventure.
#travelingnomads #homeiswhereyouparkyourcan #rvlife
** UPDATE UPDATE **
As of mid November we have settled into a tiny little cottage in a “not so tiny anymore” town. We are warming by the fireplace and enjoying a simpler slower paced life, looking forward to tomorrow.