Author Archives: NZ Filbruns

About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.

Caving

One of the things my boys most love to do in this area is exploring caves. Back when there was a lot of gold mining happening, a lot of tunnels were dug through hills. Many of these tunnels were dug … Continue reading

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Product Review—Picta Dicta Natural World from Roman Roads Media

Have you ever thought it would be interesting to learn some Latin? We really haven’t done much of anything towards learning a second language; we dabbled a bit in Spanish and German, but with two boys who struggled majorly with … Continue reading

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Truman Track

When some friends came for a weekend in July, we took them to Pancake Rocks. After enjoying the beautiful sunny day there, we went up the coast a few minute’s drive and walked the Truman Track down to the sea. … Continue reading

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July 2018 Photos

One evening the boys were trying to stand on their heads. Mr. Diligence did the best. Esther crocheted this bear for Little Miss. She named it Strawberry. Strawberry often sleeps with her. We took some visitors to see the old … Continue reading

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Product Review—GrammarPlanet

Who likes grammar? I didn’t when I was in school! It’s still not my favorite subject, by any means, but at least I’m starting to understand it better now. However, trying to teach my boys the parts of speech? Difficult … Continue reading

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Clearing Land

The boys, with some help from their daddy, have been working diligently since the end of May to clear the land across the road for grazing for the cow. This first picture shows where they have been working for the … Continue reading

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Spring!

One of the fun things about moving to a new house is seeing what blooms in the spring. We have a lot of flowers coming out right now. Since Esther is away, I have the perfect excuse to post pictures … Continue reading

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Math Facts

Mr. Imagination has been struggling to learn his addition and subtraction facts lately. One morning I was praying about this problem and an idea popped into my head, so I decided to try it. I’m still not sure if it’s … Continue reading

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Canoeing

Mr. Intellectual has been working for a couple of months on building himself a canoe. He flattened some sheets of roofing iron and riveted them together in the proper shape, then built seats and finished the edges. He completed the … Continue reading

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Book Review—Ties That Blind

Title: Ties that Blind Author: Chautona Havig Release date: August, 2018 Genre: Suspense My Thoughts: I have enjoyed the Sight Unseen series since I read the first book a couple of years ago. The premise of the story was quite … Continue reading

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