Timberdoodle’s Homeschool Vodcast

We’d played with videos for awhile, so in 2010 we eagerly jumped into the world of vodcasting and set the lofty goal of one vodcast per week. 44 weeks later, we’ve produced 36 official vodcasts (including two which are awaiting release!) and released 10 Special Edition Vodcasts! You have been very understanding as we learn […]

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2008 – Disasters On The Road

It all started innocently enough. Timberdoodle was invited to purchase booth space at a California homeschool convention. During the past 2 years we had been easing our way back into the local homeschool conference/convention scene and decided to go for it. Conference preparation went smoothly and we pulled out nearly on-schedule Tuesday morning. The trailer […]

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2007 – Homeschool Firefighters?

You may remember that Abel wanted to be a firefighter from toddlerhood. At age 18 he joined as a volunteer firefighter and soon was enrolled in classes and running calls. The more he did, the more he came home and talked about his experiences, and the more he tried to persuade us to join too. […]

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2005 – Disclaimer

Quoted from the Timberdoodle Catalog, Summer 2005

Our children have teasingly suggested that Timberdoodle Co ought to run a disclaimer, akin to car and medicine ads, so here it is:
Nearly every product Timberdoodle Co sells has been thoroughly tested by one or more of our children and in all cases fulfilled the claim of the product. However, using the products in no way guarantees that said children have retained such knowledge for a lifetime. While they have all appreciated these products over others that were tried (but failed to pass the Timberdoodle Co criterion), they do not want others to suppose that they are bilingual, artistic, mechanical engineers. By God’s grace, they do love the Lord, and for that we are thankful!

 

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2004 – Teaching Textbooks

Do you wish you could do math over again? I do, and it is not that I particularly struggled with math, but I never mastered it and instead just got by with doing the minimum. I think if I’d had Teaching Textbooks as a student, it would have made all the difference, and in reading […]

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2003 – Credit Cards, Blessing or Curse?

This letter is reprinted from our Fall 2003 Catalog: Dear Friends, Mail order has changed dramatically over the last 10 years. While we were never able to make the promised millions-at-home-while-wearing-your-pajamas, it has put food on the table, given our children honest labor and even allowed us to hire a handful of exceptional personnel. But […]

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2001 – The Saga of Solid Rock Farm

You may be wondering what our mini-farm has to do with Timberdoodle. A lot, actually! Solid Rock Farm was completely funded by Timberdoodle through the paychecks of us 5 kids. In addition to putting money toward clothes, gifts, tithe, treats, savings and more, we also agreed to put a certain portion of each paycheck into […]

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