We have been busy with preparations for our upcoming Vermont farm-stay family vacation. I wrote recently about the books on my nightstand that I am steadily wading through, mostly focused around life on small farms, homesteading, and do-it-yourself living.
This week, the kids have their own pile of library books about farm life that we are happily tackling, while discussing what life on a working farm in the summertime is like and imagining the adventures we will encounter.
I had to convince my fancy five-year-old that her sparkly city shoes may not be appropriate when milking cows and feeding chickens. A pair of pink cowgirl boots with matching hat seemed the perfect compromise.
I am also blown away by the guest-posts I am receiving from homesteaders across the country who have committed to a self-reliant country life where they live and learn as a family. Most are homeschoolers on small farms; all chose a homesteading life to be closer to the land and to each other.
I can't wait to share these fabulous guest-posts with you soon and then report back about our northward excursion. Now back to planning, prepping, and packing--with a little dreaming mixed in too....