Chelle’s Home Grown Goodness

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Disappointment In My Child’s Heart…

Disappointment is hard to deal with no matter what the source is. It makes our heart hurt and brings feelings of defeat. Harder yet is watching your child suffer disappointment and knowing that there is nothing you can do to take away their hurt and pain. Long gone...

Zucchini, Zucchini Everywhere…

Of all the plants that we put in the garden this year, the zucchini has done beautifully. We planted 24 plants, and every single one came up and is producing like mad! Our garden pretty much consists of corn and zucchini this year as nothing else really survived. We...

The Generosity of Friends…

Recently, I had surgery on my right hand and wrist. I was sent home with restrictions from lifting anything with that hand or even holding my cell phone. I am ambidextrous, with everything but writing, so it has not been as hard for me as it would have been for some....

Orange soap…

I have been trying to figure out ways to color my homemade soap and add scent to it. I read that if you use food coloring, that the color tends to age and not necessarily gracefully. Colors change over time and can become really ugly. I also learned that any flowers...

Spring planting…

For the past two years I have tried, somewhat unsuccessfully, to have a garden. The soil here is really good, but the rain has been overwhelming. Year before last, three hours after I finished planting, we got monsoon type rains and I watched sadly, out the window, as...

20 Years That “Were’t Supposed To Be…”

I'm going to warn you now that this is going to be long and also will contain very "private" information that might be uncomfortable for some people to read.  You are free to make your own decision about reading further, but I wanted to at least make you aware....

Graduation firsts…

We have been homeschooling for 26 years and this is the first year that we have had one of the kids go all the way through as a homeschooler. "J" is highly motivated and has always been such a "go-getter". She is graduating at the age of 17. Her life has been...

Trust never present, damaged even more…

What do you do with your heart when it has been hurt by someone, who by their very position in life, were meant to keep you safe, but you confirm that they didn't. The fact that they didn't is one thing, but the fact that they knowingly put you in harm's way is a hurt...

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