Tuesday, January 8

We're Giving Away a FREE Membership!

It's come as a bit of a surprise to me just how much work goes into the behind-the-scenes portion of switching blogs.  If you're unfamiliar with our family, we used to travel full-time with Dad's job.  We led a gypsy life, and blogged about it over at Gypsy Road.  

However, those days have finally come to an end (can I get a hallelujah?!), and we get to settle into a more traditional lifestyle.  I'm sure there will be points where we're missing the travel....in fact, there have been moments where I'm all "the next time we hit...." and then realize that there won't be a next time.  At least, there won't for a good, long while...and that's okay.  It's an adjustment, is all.

Here at Homeschool on the Range (find more about that title here), we'll be talking about homeschooling older kids - think middle and high school - as well as living a simple and natural life in the rural back-country of the US.  (Though some of you in, say, rural Montana might scoff at my use of 'rural back-country.'  Let's just say 'we're a little bit country, and a little bit rock and roll.'  Oooh...bad earwig.)


 Membership Site

To kick off our new digital home, we're going to give one lucky winner a complete membership to Homeschool on the Range!!   

What does that mean exactly?

Well, we used to host all of our games, unit studies, e-books, and other fun products at Educents.  In late December, they suddenly closed their doors.  We've since moved our products to both Teachers Pay Teachers and GumRoad (you can find those buttons on the left-hand side of the page, next to social media icons) for you to access.  Over at GumRoad, though, we found the option of creating a "membership."  (Not available on TPT.)

The membership allows you to pay one low price and access everything we've created - everything! - as well as anything that we add new (and there is new stuff coming for the older kids).  We've priced it at $25 (where retail value is $182, not counting the new stuff) for the time being to kick-off our new site!


We're going to give away a FREE membership to one lucky reader.  We're so glad that you've decided to join us here on this new journey!

Video reference : link to Sarah Sundin book  (I remembered!)
Winner has 48 hours to respond to email notification.  Digital giveaways are open worldwide.

13 comments:

  1. I have been reading your Gypsy Road blog----I look forward to all the new content coming. Question 1- In Their Own Words Series books. Question 2- what kinds of vegetable dishes can you make with food from your garden (specifically foods that children will eat). Question 3- I would love to see storage ideas (in using things that you already have around the house without having to go out and buy the rubbermaid tubs and such).

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    1. Great questions! I have some ideas in mind for 2 and 3 already. I'm not familiar with the set from 1, but will look into it. :)

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  2. Q 1: My daughter loves the I Survived series and I would love to see that (or a similar series) as a unit study.

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    1. Also, Little Women would be a neat unit study.

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    2. As much as I love Little Women, we've got a better shot of doing one for Little Men in this testosterone-laden house. LOL And yes, my kiddos LOVED the I Survived series! I'll see what I can pull together for middle school there.

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  3. Q2: I'd love to hear about gardening and cooking from your garden. Also, I'd love to see projects like building your own chicken coop. Plus, to go with gardening (We travel full time so I can't try this myself) I would love to see an experiment done to see what gardening method works best. Anything from normal rows, hand weeding to making a chicken run for the chickens in the aisles of the garden to catch bugs to the different ways ppl garden.

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    1. This is one of the things I'm looking forward to most about being home; it's hard to garden well when you're always traveling! I have a tutorial going up soon on building a chicken coop - probably February.

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  4. Q3: I love recipes and hobbies. So if you do any craft can you do tutorials or something? Ex: Show us how to knit or whittle wood.

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    1. I want to learn to knit/crochet myself....it's on my "mama, can you teach me..?" list. (See, mom!) But we're doing woodworking this semester for school...we could post something like that!

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  5. 1) A book I would love to see as a unit study would be either CS Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia (either the first or whole set), or Corrie tenBoom's The Hiding Place.

    2) A skill I would love to learn beginner tips for would be gardening. I can't garden to save my life, but wish I could. I also wish I could teach my boys to as well.

    3) A project? Ummm... not sure. Don't own my own home yet so don't get to do a lot of those fun repurposing projects. I also am a horrible cook so can barely do the basics. lol I love seeing all the ideas though. :)

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    1. The oldest would probably love a week off to put together something on Narnia...he loves that set. :) Welcome to the 'newbie club!' I'll bet you know more than you think...

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  6. I am excited about your new blog! The books mentioned by others are some of our favorites, but what about a middle school/high school unit on some of the Boxcar Children books? As far as homesteading, we are beginning beginners and have watched way too many youtube videos about where to start. What is one thing to start that we could be successful in that would give us momentum to keep going? And lastly, I need to do something & practical with the tin cans I have leftover because I haven't started canning yet because I have nothing to can yet.

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    1. I have to be honest and say that I've never read Boxcar Children! But I know that many kids love them...that would be worth looking into. As far as homesteading, we've been told to just 'pick a project, any project, and complete it.' One foot in front of the other, and all that. I have a book that I really recommend -- I'll write more on it later, but it's this one : https://amzn.to/2ATBE4d Tin can telephones? LOL Or...build a privacy wall of cans (and be labeled 'quirky')? :)

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