Summer has finally arrived here the last few weeks. We've enjoyed rain only once or twice a week instead of every day. I'm still trying to weed eat around the farm and the garden beds as those areas are about two to three feet high. All that rain just fed those weeds. I did just pull out a bunch of them, it was easy peasy to do because the soil was so wet.
The chickens are huge and running around the yard. They love to perch up in the corn crib, which is the barn where their coop is. I don't think they realize that that's not entirely theirs, but whatever. We should start getting eggs in another two months but first we have to build more nesting boxes. I didn't expect thirty chickens and up till this week all have survived. We lost one the other day to illness. I pulled it out and gave it medicine but it didn't make it.
TL returned from boy scout camp this week. He had a great time and really got to know some of the boys. He was appointed ASPL during camp, which is great. He has two eagle required merit badges to work on during this summer/fall to earn life hopefully by Christmas. I think he's excited to see how close he is to Eagle.
The girls have made an entire list of badges to work on for American Heritage girls. I hope to go through one or two this summer. They will also earn three at camp, which is in August. I know they are a little nervous, but they will have a great time.
I've been working on lesson plans. I hope to have most of them done before August. My dad comes this week though and we'll be doing projects around the house so not sure how much I will get done.
I've designed our school year as I've wanted it in the past but never really been able to do it. We will start August doing math, spelling, and reading. September we will start a full schedule through the second week of June. We will take a week off in September because my mom comes. I have figured out that we will have seven weeks of school and then one off. I will change up the weeks if I have to for visits from Kevin or my parents.
Here's how it looks so far:
August 5-Sept 20 school
Sept 23-27 off
Oct 30-Nov 15 school
Nov 18-22 off
Nov 25-Dec 20th school
Dec 23-Jan 3 off-Christmas break
Jan 6-Feb 21 school
Feb 24-28 off
March 3-April 18 school
April 21-25 off
April 28-June 13 school
This gives us 39 full weeks of school. I plan to school on most of the holidays that schools are off or we will do field trips those days. The Christmas break will be flexible depending on when Kevin comes home.
This week we'll be working with Grandpa and enjoying the pond up the street. We swim all summer on a family pass which is pretty cheap. Love fun summer days!