Rocky Start Farm Chronicles

Rocky Start Farm Chronicles

Faith, Farm, Adoption, Family, Homeschool

Hi there!!!

Do you love happy chickens, little bitty dairy goats, bees, abundant organic gardening, good food and good health? Does an old time hymn in a historic country church make your spirit sing? Do you long for a life on a small farm, far away from the city lights?  Have you ever wanted to hear a veterinarian’s thoughts on farm animal health issues, but weren’t sure where to start? Do you think chickens make AMAZING pets? Would you enjoy having dinner with a table full of children, laughing and loving a busy homestead life? Have you ever considered adopting a child, but it just all seemed so…overwhelming? Have you ever wondered if you can really teach a baby to read, and why would you? (I mean, seriously, does anybody really do that?) Do you yearn to serve the Lord, in all that you do?

YES?!?!?

Well, it’s sure nice to meet you! Come have a seat on our big ol’virtual porch (there’s plenty of room!) and let’s chat about things!  Look for posts about:

  • How a veterinarian keeps about 100 pet heritage breed chickens healthy. Or sometimes, not. Things happen. Learn either way. There’s a lot of misinformation out on the net. (*I bet you knew that.*) That can cause unnecessary suffering in our animal friends.  Let’s try to get some good info going around!
  • Life with Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats and other livestock
  • Adoption information and resources – follow along with us as our family grows!
  • Organic gardening in the deep south
  • Old Southern family recipes and stories – we tell a lot of stories, ya’ll.
  • How we taught our children to read as babies, easily and well,  and other home school adventures
  • Homestead mistakes and the hard, hard lessons learned, so that YOU don’t have to make the same mistakes!

We might even throw in an old time bluegrass tune here and there.

It’s crazy busy, it’s messy, it’s not always pretty, and it’s real.

About Us

My name is Lynn Spivey and I grew up on a big farm in a very rural area before earning my 4 year degree in Animal Science and then my DVM. I practiced veterinary medicine in the Atlanta area until before our third child was born, and I’ve gotten to live my dream of being a full time homeschooling mama to a growing family.

The Real RockStars at Rocky Start Farm:

My super smart hubby is the brains and brawn behind all of our gardening operations, putting in hydroponics,  watering systems, and raised beds, building a greenhouse from dumpster-scavenged resources, and putting up the fences and animal pens….LOTS of fences. The children are in charge of the daily care of chickens and goats. Our local police chief is helping us with the bees, and the mushrooms – well, that was a wild hair I got a few months back! And then there are the animals – over 12 heritage breeds of chickens, 21 goats, a geriatric horse appropriately named Princess, a pack of dogs, and one visually impaired cat, all on 12 acres.

Where did the name come from?

One of our daughters has made little videos she called “farm chronicles” for several years now, so she really named our blog years ago. The Rocky Start Farm part was suggested by our friend, local history buff John Robert Peavy.  It fits us *perfectly*. 🙂

 

NOTICE: No advice on any part of this website or in any personal correspondence can possibly replace a consult with your veterinarian, and it is in no way meant to do so. If you have an animal emergency, please seek qualified emergency veterinary medical care as quickly as possible. Use common sense. Be a responsible owner.

 

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Be Careful Little Eyes and Ears: Reading Babies and Christian Homeschoolers

Be Careful Little Eyes and Ears: Reading Babies and Christian Homeschoolers

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Teaching babies to read is SO easy and SO much fun for the whole family, and my goal is to share the benefits of early reading, signing, and music with as many homeschoolers as possible. I would LOVE to see Christian homeschool families embrace teaching their babies to read! This is world-changing stuff here! Teaching our oldest two to read before they could walk was one of the greatest experiences of my life, and in our house we continue to see the benefits of doing so EVERY DAY as they are growing up.

But there’s something you should know. This gift of babies who read comes with a huge responsibility.

I write my blog for Christian homeschool families who truly seek to honor God.

My older girls can speed read and memorize things almost immediately, and that ability came AS they were learning to read as babies, not years later. There’s NO WAY to take back something once they’ve seen it. They don’t forget things, as the grandmothers have suggested.

Once they have seen or read or heard something,

it can’t be unseen,

or unread,

or unheard.

There’s no do-over.

So here’s the thing, Christian parents: all that stuff that you know shouldn’t be in your house, whether in print, in music lyrics, or on your electronic screens – IT’S GOTTA GO.  If you study the Holy Bible, if you listen to that small still voice of the Holy Spirit, you know what things I mean. This is the time to fill their minds with good things, wholesome, healthy things. Please let them be little. And let them read!

But let’s adult and parent responsibly, and take out that trash that doesn’t need to be there, KWIM?

Here’s a post with our older girls reading, when they were a little older.  If this post has spoken to you, if you’d like to learn more, please join our newsletter, where we share more info!

 

Does it matter what we let our littlest readers see and read? OF COURSE it does!!! If you are teaching your baby to read, it might be time to consider some media items you allow in your home.
Does it matter what we let our littlest readers see and read? OF COURSE it does!!! If you are teaching your baby to read, it might be time to consider some media items you allow in your home.

I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes… Psalm 101 KJV

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