Welcome to the November 3, 2008 edition of the homesteading carnival thc. I've heard quite a few people say "I can't believe it's November already", and I can't either! Seems like this year has flown by moreso than others.
My sister, Rachel, will be turning 15 on the 5th, which seems very strange to me. She's always been the "little girl" compared to me and my older sister, Amanda, but she's growing into a lovely young lady. She was also interviewed as the Girl of Grace in the November issue of GGM. You can read more on her there, Lady Rachel, A Gentle Heart After God.
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows."
Kara Thurmond at An Hour In the Kitchen gives a really lovely, autumn snack that's she says is "Something different to make with all the extra apple harvest- easy and delicious!". Using one of the best fall fruits she shares Spicy-Sweet Apple Chips.
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate."
It seems not everything is quite blissful this November as we draw near to Election Day. Sisterlisa at Apples of Gold Ministries presents Economic Woes, saying, "Economic woes due to current events. Includes some thoughts on the election and tips to create a more balanced personal economy for your family."
Remembering "traveling" from places to place Amanda Dixon at The Daily Planet shares her favourite field-trip in Homeschool Memoirs: Field Trips, saying, "its fun to jog down memory lane... here is a field trip we took to a orchard when I was younger!"
"The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring."
Ah yes, until next spring the earth will rest. Winter hasn't even come and I already ready despise it. Perhaps it will be a rather mild winter, at least I hope so. Emily Rose brightens my outlook with Morning Glory Seeds where she shares how to save the seeds for next year's planting posted at Simply Vintagegirl Blog.
Each year you will find with November also comes the annual homeschool blog awards, and Belle at Born 100 Years to Soon shares some of her favourite links of homeschoolers, but those who have great homesteading blogs in Who are you nominating for in the 2008 Homeschool Blog Award?
I hope the weather is agreeable on this November day, but if not you can sit inside, curled up in your favourite blanket and coffee mug, and enjoy this article about Tying Heart Strings: Bridging The Gap to the Heart with your children, especially your daughters by Jacque Dixon at Walking Therein.
This November don't forget to sit down and take a few moments to look through and read this issue of GGM. The theme for November was Gentleness, and you'll find quite a few inspirational and encouraging posts in their on the lost art of gentleness.
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