September Blues; Post-Divorce Planning; Farm & Family Update
Finally, the long-awaited fall bluefish run has arrived! Here’s a picture of Captain Ed Eastman with one of the nice blues we hooked into Friday off the New Hampshire coast. Thanks again to Joe O’Keefe for taking us out.
First Light Farm
Jana’s replacement layer flock is now producing about a dozen eggs a day. If you’re interested in purchasing farm-fresh eggs, goat’s milk, or pastured pork, please check out our NEW online store at http://shop.firstlightneighborhood.com. (No longer available)
School has started, which for us means Davina is back at the one-room Whiting Hill School in Wilton, Jana and Elias are homeschooling, and Ellie is a freshman at High Mowing School. Ellie is smart and ambitious and has been given a lot of financial aid. Even so, we are making her pay half of the balance, which works out to about $250 per month that she has to come up with by babysitting, baking custom birthday cakes, and doing odd jobs. We figure that in order to make the transition to a culture that lives within its means, we have to teach our children that everything we want has to be worked for, now or later – and if we wait until later, we’ll have to work twice as hard and still might not be able to pay back what we borrowed.
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