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Dear reader, we’ve discussed a lot of things here in Our Country Home these past few months: chickens, homesteading, what not to do on a homestead, how to get your homestead started. And today … more
August is a month for making memories. School starts back up and parents document the first days with admittedly more glee than their young academicians. The final days of summer are celebrated … more
Homesteading. It’s the latest topic for those of us who want a simpler life. We want to get back to basics. But how do we get started and how do we make our homestead successful? How do we … more
One of the most underrated resources I have, as both a parent and as a farmer, is the assistance of family. In particular, as I try to accomplish a fraction of the items on my unending to-do list, … more
HURLEYVILLE, NY — The spirit of exploration drives education at all levels of the Homestead School, a Montessori school with campuses in Glen Spey and Hurleyville. Starting this fall, Homestead … more
We sold the homestead. Yes, you read that right, my wife and I finally closed on selling our home of four years on the two acres of homesteading heaven we’ve been cultivating throughout that … more
If you have been paying attention to recent events this past year, you’ll know that chicken-keeping is the newest back-to-basics obsession. In fact, I’m not sure which is the hotter item, … more
I once had the responsibility of teaching health and nutrition to incoming students at Job Corps. This residential program run by the Department of Labor offers impoverished youth from ages 16 to 24 … more
Most of us have looked forward to the end of this calendar year. While we’re still unsure about what is to come in 2021, it never hurts to put the fog of the past behind when seeking an … more
Anyone with animals dreads the time of year when the waterers and spigots begin to freeze. The season of chipping out buckets and filling hot water just to pour over stuck water lids has officially … more
GLEN SPEY, NY — Peter Comstock calls it the blooming: the brightly colored tipis that have sprung up on school grounds. The Homestead School, Glen Spey’s Montessori school, has adapted … more
GLEN SPEY, NY — What happens to a school’s physical campus when students are forbidden to attend classes due to the pandemic? That question was answered when … more
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