Today, we took turns teaching school. Both Matilda Allison Casper and Harriet Matilda Casper Marchant both taught school. Matilda taught the school that Harriet attended. Harriet was very good in spelling and was a rather good reader. She was also good at arithmetic. Many sacrifices were made by Harriet’s family to obtain books, as books...
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Latter-day Saint girl. Passionate about personal growth, family history, teaching my children, and harnessing the power of early mornings.  Welcome to my little corner of the world. 

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Sweden Unit: Midsommar Campout / Payson Canyon

Campout number 6 for 2019! We went to Payson Canyon and we couldn’t have had a more perfect campsite to celebrate Swedish Midsommar. I loved spending time in...
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Morning Nature Walks: Noticing Little Details

We have been going on a walk around our neighborhood every weekday morning since the boys got out of school… so today will be our 15th walk I...
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Sheep Unit: He Leadeth Me Beside Still Waters

“Generally speaking, water for the sheep came from three main sources: dew on the grass, deep wells, or springs and streams. Most people are not aware that sheep...
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Chasing Fireflies

A fond memory that I have of summer in Missouri (where I grew up) is the warm nights, watching, chasing, and catching fireflies. Fireflies are magical. I love...
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Sheep Unit: …In Green Pastures

“It is not generally recognized that many of the great sheep countries of the world are dry, semi-arid areas. Most breeds of sheep flourish best in this sort...
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Campout #5 2019: Echo Reservoir

Campout number 5 for 2019: Echo Reservoir. Forgot the swimming suits so the kids just waded around in their clothes. Haha. We made some awesome (healthy? no) fried...
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Sheep Unit: He Maketh Me to Lie Down…

“The strange thing about sheep is that because of their very makeup it is almost impossible for them to be made to lie down unless four requirements are...
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Sheep Unit: Visiting a Sheep Farm

Remember back in January when we met up with a new friend from the internet named LaVar and he was super nice and let us try out his...
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Sheep Unit: I Shall Not Want

“The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want or lack… …rest — for He maketh me to lie down. …refreshment — for He leadeth me beside the...
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