How to Keep Boys Busy {when you live in the city}

Every day of raising boys is an adventure!  They are busy, busy, busy!  They wake up full of energy and questions, and sometimes they wake ME up with their energy and questions. With the near demise of an agrarian society, it has become harder than ever to keep boys busy with really useful work.  We want to raise adventurers who are Continue Reading →

Hiking Up to a Waterfall {and how my cautionary tale turned sour}

This year’s big family vacation just wrapped up.  During our Colorado portion of the vacation, we hiked up the side of a mountain near my Dad’s rustic cabin.  We hiked this same mountain 9 years ago when we only had 4 children.  This year, our numbers were doubled! Many years, I take the older children hiking while my wife stays Continue Reading →

Sandhill Plum Syrup

Last week, we posted a wonderful video of a hunt from start to finish, and how amazing it is to truly know where your food comes from. But meat isn’t the only thing our family likes to get from the land. Anytime we can find edible berries, we are more than happy to turn them into something good to eat! Continue Reading →