Originally Posted by mariamadly
I'm about to go out and try mowing. We have over three acres but just mow the area around the house. I want goats.
- mowed a big chunk of the lawn!
You have THREE ACRES?! SOOOO lucky! And, if you ever got goats, omg, my son would be super jealous. He seems to have this soft spot for goats and wants to get some. But our suburban neighborhood house with our less than a 1/4 acre yard would not support it. We are thinking about fighting our HOA for chickens, but I'm not sure our yard is big enough to allow us to have them within the county guidelines. We live in this area that is all about trees and green living but won't allow lines to dry clothes, food to be grown in a front yard or chickens. *sigh* Our backyard is treed and pretty shaded with like no grass so we can't grow food in the backyard. I've thought about just putting raised beds in the front yard anyway. I hate HOAs. Hmmm.. I kind of went off on a tangent there, didn't I? lol. Anyway... Woo on mowing the lawn! It's too bad your kids are too old to pay them 5 bucks to mow it!
Today was just so pretty out here.
*Son wanted to talk to me about school. Turns out he is asking for me to challenge him more. I've been waiting for this! Woohoo! We talked about next year and plans and collaborated on curriculum.
*I spent a long time researching prices and looking at used curriculum and forming a tentative cost analysis of curriculum next year.
*Spent a long time figuring out how to print coupons online. Then printed some.
*Went to the grocery store with son and certainly did NOT do extreme couponing. *sigh* This is like, SO HARD.
*Stopped at Starbucks for son to spend his gc he had.
*Put away groceries.
*Came home and researched more on couponing and found out another grocery store would work better than my usual one because they have a better coupon policy.
*Went to park day with son and he hung with some friends and that was SO COOL. We're finding our homeschooling groove, I think.
*Came home to greet the girlies.
*Lectured DD1 about taking so long to plan a party for a client-friend of ours. (DD1 and her friend have a party planning business, I might have mentioned before. They are both 10/11 years old so still learning how to be business people). She and I booked the location and the date and chatted with friend-client to let her know.
*Baked some s'mores cupcakes with DD1 as a test batch for the party.
*Chatted with husband.
*Chatted with a friend and gave her a few cupcakes
*Now I'm waiting for husband to get home with dinner. Girls are upstairs playing a game called "Bad Ice Cream" that is super giggly and noisy. Son is harassing nonobadbordercollie as she does a lot of talking back.
Tonight we'll watch a movie and get to bed. DD2 has a lax playoff tomorrow!