About Us


Last updated September 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 gives us more of a treehouse-worthy view).

Mr. Fixit:  started out in electronics, spent 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 old slapstick comedies and sci-fi (Star Trek in particular).

Mama Squirrel:  things that spark her interest include Charlotte Mason education, thrift stores (shopping and volunteering), and writing. She is currently a part-time university student in the field of adult education.

The Apprentice:  a university grad (science/math major) and licensed hairstylist, now working in a job that involves lots of spreadsheets. She is the caretaker of two guinea pigs and some foster mice.

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 eighth grade, now in her last year of public high school. Likes reading, drama, and cosmetology, and is a member of a robotics team. Works part-time at a supermarket.

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