the catholic faith
home schooling
homesteading

The Burke family

We are Bill and Melisa Burke and we have two lovely children.  Some of the values we try to live by include:
  • The Catholic Faith - We are practicing Catholics and we enjoy, and prefer, the Extraordinary Form.  We are fortunate to have several churches within an hour's drive that celebrate the Extraordinary Form on a weekly, if not daily, basis.
  • Homeschool - We believe in the benefits of a Classical education.  This desire has led us to homeschool our children and enables us to tailor the curriculum in order to maximize their learning opportunity.  There are a lot of homeschool curriculums available and we will share our experiences and hopefully help you along the way.
  • Healthy, nutrient rich, foods - Melisa has always grown most of our produce.  In 2001 we started to focus on organic foods.  In 2005 we started to raise our own meats in order to control the environment of the animals.  Today we produce most of our meats.
  • Homestead - It's a way of life; and it's our life.  Deciding to homeschool our children, grow and raise most of our food, use draft horses for our farming needs, make most of our dairy products, bake everything from scratch, preserve foods, make soaps, sew, knit, crochet; the list goes on and on.  Please note, you do not need to embrace everything, or do what we do, all that matters is that you start with something.