Lessons at Blackberry Inn
Adventures with the Gentle Art of Learning
A Story for Mother Culture
A stand-alone inspirational and instructional homeschool book for moms, or as a sequel to Karen Andreola's popular Pocketful of Pinecones.
In Lessons at Blackberry Inn, life is seen through Carol's eyes, the eyes of a homemaker in the 1830s. Her busy days are spent teaching her children in the mornings and canning their bountiful harvest in the afternoons. Guests at Blackberry Inn appreciate Carol's delicious country meals served family style on the long table.
When her feet ache or her emotions begin to get the better of her, Carol's husband, Michael, has a calming affect. She is supported by his ongoing devotion. Therefore it is no surprise that when the pastor of the church asks a big favor of Carol, Michael has a heart-to-heart talk with her about her involvement. She is expecting their third child and he is concerned that she may be already doing too much. As learning is not limited to the schoolbook, life's lessons impart wisdom to a variety of characters, both young and old, all living in the country village of Appleton.
Can be read as a stand-alone inspirational and instructional homeschool guide for moms, or as a sequel to Karen's popular Pocketful of Pinecones. Practical homeschooling ideas, the Charlotte Mason method, and the forgotten value of homemaking fill every nook and cranny of its pages.