[gardeners] Re: cost of living-long OT

bsk (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 03 Mar 1999 22:51:48 -0600

We also homeschool our son and I bet you have found out like we did that
since you have been teaching at home he not only learns more book stuff but
also LOTS more real life things that he will really use!  I belong to a
homeschool e mail list that is really nice and if you would like more info.
on this let me know. My boy has just blossomed since homeschooling. I am
thrilled. He does all our cattle hauling with a 16 foot gooseneck and his
new F259 ford. He drives better than I do, I can't even drive with a big
      Your location sounds about as far out as I am here in central
Oklahoma. We don't seem to be having much rain either like we should and I
hope we don't have a repeat of the drought we had last year.
      How big is your garden? Hubby says mine is 100 X 40. We planted red
pontiacs and cobblers today 40#'s total. We are trying 6" raised beds to see
how that goes this year. At least you can water your garden mine is to far
away. We took a 5 gallon bucket and dipped out some today over a row of
onions after planting potatoes.


Allen and Judy Merten wrote:

>     The school district here is one of the worst in Texas. The
> administration is the worst that I have ever had to deal with. Wanted to
> knock out the Ass't Principle one night but Judy wouldn't let me. A few
> minutes later she wanted to knock him out. Real wise guy. So we home
> school our 15 yr old using computer programs. He's a pretty smart
> cookie. Ranked in the upper 5% of his age group in the nation since
> starting school.
>     We are 13 miles from the nearest city. Four miles from the nearest
> town, pop. less than 100. Got plenty of fresh air, great soil, lots of
> wild birds and personal freedom.
>     Gardening news: The 400 odd onions, 100+ garlic, turnips, lettuce,
> mustard, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots are doing great.
> Dill is just sprouting. Potatos are breaking out of the ground 12 days
> after planting. Low soil moisture delayed the potatos. Soaked the rows
> good with a soaker hose and couple of days later up they came.
>     Allen
>     Bastrop Co., Tx.