...there were two mothers, 9 children, 2 miniature ponies, a bunch of birds, some fish, a couple kittens, a passion for life, beauty, education, good food and good friends and a hunch that we could fit all of these things into a big log house with a pond and some gardens and call it...and call it....
Hmm. What to name it?
For now, we'll call it The Big House Commons at Hemphill. And our children will run free and muck in streams and make mud pies and sunshine tea and read books and care for chickens and grow food and that will be called Free Range Childhood - a new forward thinking (but old-fashioned in the truest sense) way of raising and educating our children communally.
Welcome to the beginning.