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How to Keep Cilantro Fresh-A Farmer’s Advice

There is nothing more disappointing than going to the refrigerator, reaching into the vegetable bin, and pulling out a bag of rotten cilantro that was purchased not more than a week earlier.  A few weeks ago we visited an outstanding … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Two Decades of Backyard Gardening

Our garden began with two tomato plants in 15 gallon pots and a naval orange tree. Once established, the tomato plants in pots would become infested with tomato worms. We used many types of methods to rid the plants from … Continue reading

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What to Teach for Home School Science

Many parents ask me what to teach for home school science.  Well, the possibilities are really endless.  You are surrounded by science since all of creation is observable “Science”.  At an early age, plant seeds and study the life cycle … Continue reading

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A Lesson About the Role of Government

In 2008 and 2012 our family campaigned for Ron Paul’s presidential runs.  People would ask us about our stickers on our cars, “Who is Ron Paul?”  Everywhere we went people were curious about this man.  My students, after learning about … Continue reading

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Teach Science at an Early Age: Periodic Table

Begin with a periodic table place mat.  While eating a meal, the learner may enjoy investigating the different colors on the table, the numbers, symbols, and weights.  We purchased these books to support what was taught on the table. https://www.amazon.com/Painless-Learning-Periodic-Table-Placemat/dp/B000H6F4W6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1490974010&sr=8-5&keywords=periodic+tableContinue reading

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One Reason We Grow Our Food

At a recent get-together we harvested fresh rhubarb and used store bought organic strawberries to make a strawberry rhubarb custard pie.  It was absolutely delicious because the rhubarb was picked the same day as we made the pie.  Our soil … Continue reading

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