Friday, September 7, 2012

Preserving Summer

We signed up for a CSA this summer.  In theory, it was a great idea.  Supporting local agriculture and all.  Turns out, not so much.  Maybe it is the particular farm we are working with but it has been a pretty big bust.  It is so unfortunate because we researched our options well.

These beauties are from the local farmer's market.  We paid so much for this CSA and still buy all of our produce from the market on Saturday mornings.  

Sometimes we have the best intentions and they just don't pan out.  

The house has been quiet this week.  Very quiet.  I miss Ephraim. 

He seems to enjoy school.  It is only the first week and I question the work he brings home.  He wrote his name wrong.  Very wrong.  ERRRPHRE  Ephraim has been able to write his name since he was three and a half.  

After I got to the bottom of it, I realized it's because his school emphasizes on phonetics.  I understand the benefits of phonetics, but believe they have their time and place.  The English language doesn't really work that way.  If so, his name would be EFRUM.  And never in his name do you put extra emphasis on the R.

I know it's the first week of school, but I'm afraid he's going to regress.  I felt as though I sent him off into the world with a good set of skills, even reading, with just the education of homeschooling.  I'm hoping this will be the right choice for us...


  1. I've been going back and forth regarding home schooling. When I was a teenager I frowned upon the whole concept, then I saw my aunt do it with her three kids. I am now in awe of my cousin that home schools her three kids and just had a fourth! My two-and-a-half-year-old can read more than my seven-year-old nephew. Makes you wonder! Hopefully it's just first week breaking in!

  2. We have been in a few different CSAs in our area and some have been better than others, both in terms of yield and other details. Bear in mind that the weather this summer has been very hard on farmers across the country. Is there maybe another member you could talk to about how this year compares to previous ones?



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