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About lisser

My name is Alyssa. I live with my husband and 2 young boys on our farm in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. I have been in the planning to launch a small scale farm from our acreage for the last 2 years. Much to my excitement 2010 brings the start of my dream to fruition. We are starting small, but will continue to grow as a valuable local food source in our community. We are an unschooling, attachment parenting family, with a love for the outdoors, and a passion for sustainable farming. I am a stay (and now work) at home mom. I enjoy reading, sewing, cooking/baking, canning and photography.

Wanderlust, its in my blood

Yes, it is. I seem to come from a long line of travelers and adventurers. I’m no different. Except that I have 3-4 extra people at any given time, who would want to come along. Traveling is very high on … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

It looks like spring, may actually be on its way here. My chives A beautiful assortment of eggs, that we are now getting a plethora of.

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Learning and growing ebbs and flows

Watching my children learn outside of a traditional education environment is fascinating. Sometimes it seems like nothing is happening for months. I start to question if I’m on the right path, the BAM! practically overnight new skills are developed. My … Continue reading

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World travel begins at home

We have a lofty goal of traveling the world with our children. This is one of our primary reason for unschooling. What better way to learn about the world than to actually physically experience it? I cant think of one. … Continue reading

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QOTW – On Positive Discipline

Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating … Continue reading

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QOTW – What is education?

Education is not the taming or domestication of the soul’s raw passions — not suppressing them or excising them, which would deprive the soul of its energy — but forming and informing them as art. ~ Allen Bloom~

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Urban Homesteading – Its a lifestyle, not a trademark.

There has been a recent uprising of homesteaders around the world this past week. The Dervaes family has put a trademark on the words “Urban Homestead” and “Urban Homesteading”. If this is the first you have heard of this, a … Continue reading

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