First Day of Homeschool: Deseret Ranches

We began our adventures in homeschooling with a field trip. First stop:
picnic at a park on the beach.


After our picnic we drove towards central Florida to Deseret Ranches. Who would have guessed that in the middle of Florida stood the second largest cattle ranch (by acreage) ? (And by the way, it is the LARGEST by head of cattle). The Ranch is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but the land is leased to a for-profit company.

It was interesting to learn a little bit about the ranch and its history. We found out

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The last little while…

“A Ray of Hope and Sunshine”
Photograph by Peter Johnson
Isaac practicing the song “Climbing”

Fun with dry ice

Fireman Isaac
Celebrate America program at school


Wow. I have not been taking time lately to write down the events happening in our home. My children might not remember this last couple of months of their life and may need therapy in the future because their mom did not record this part of our family history.

Isaac – Reading. Reading. Reading! Isaac has had fun calling Grandma Gardner and reading his school books to her over the phone. He will be … Read the rest