About Us

Last updated New Year's 2018.

We began our family blog in February 2005, with a hamster, a squirrel puppet, and a trio of youngsters who were all homeschooled at the time. The children have grown, the parents are moving into new paths...and the squirrel has lost a little more fur from his nose. We have moved from the original family Treehouse into an apartment-sized model (which actually gives us more of a treehouse-worthy view).

Mr. Fixit:  started out in electronics, spent many years working for the phone company and then as a network administrator; and is now back to electronics and fixitry, restoring vintage radios and stero equipment. A good Schwabian-style cook and back-porch balcony barbecuer, he also enjoys vintage sci-fi shows (Star Trek in particular), and has been known to venture into improv and stand-up comedy.

Mama Squirrel:  things that spark her interest include Charlotte Mason education, slow cooker recipes, old books, and writing. She will be following some new trails this winter as a part-time university student.

The Apprentice:  a university grad (science major) and licensed hairstylist, now working as a residential mortgage funder. She is the caretaker of two very hairy guinea pigs (reminiscent of our late hamster Snowball), plus a foster hamster.

Ponytails:  finished high school, working full-time in the tech sector. Enjoys music and videography, and is interested in many social issues.

Lydia, formerly called Dollygirl, formerly called Crayons: The only Squirreling still in the nest with us. homeschooled through Grade Eight, now enrolled in a high school fine arts program. Likes reading and drama. Has a part-time job at a supermarket.

Muffin, Lydia's guinea pig (added in August 2016). Likes hay and Holly Cole.

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