Welcome to Our Happy Medium!
We’re Bob & Terri Hedrick and we’re glad you stopped by! We’re working, homeschooling and homesteading parents blogging about making life work on our small farm and beyond! We are a horse-riding, metal-twisting, gluten-free, dairy-free eating, book-reading, nature-loving, natural-living, story-telling family looking for joy and balance among the craziness of life.
Our Happy Medium grew from a blog that Terri started almost ten years ago. That blog was all about how to homeschool in Florida. As the years went by, we felt the need to share about other topics related to our lifestyle and here we are! Homeschooling is a great lifestyle, which allows us to pretty much do what we want, when we want!
We’d love to hear from you!
I am the fingers behind the keyboard here at Our Happy Medium. Before I met Bobby, I spent many years teaching in the elementary classroom. We were blessed with our two daughters shortly after we married and instead of returning to the classroom, we decided that I’d homeschool our girls. I have been a homeschool consultant and evaluator for almost a decade, and I love helping homeschooling parents with all aspects of homeschooling!
I have a master’s degree in Education and taught in both brick and mortar classrooms and online classrooms for more than two decades. My experience ranges from teaching all ages from pre-k to adults at the college level. Even with all the homeschool-related work I do, I can’t seem to get the “education bug” out of my system, and have also been a part-time online instructor for many years.
Around the homestead you’ll find me gardening, fermenting food, canning, taking care of chickens, riding my horse, (we have fun competing at schooling shows in Dressage) or sometimes, sitting outside with a great book in my hands.
Bobby is a mechanical contractor and can build just about anything. He is the design person behind all the awesome features of our homestead, from the chicken house to the horse barn to all the fencing (oh, all the fencing!) When he is not working at the office, or fixing something around here, you’ll find him behind his forge beating and twisting metal into the awesome and unique things he creates.
Homeschooling and homesteading has us busy, but we also take every opportunity to travel and explore new places!
Meet Annika – our first teenager!
Annika loves all things Harry Potter. She is a proud Hufflepuff who lives up to the reputation of being kind, just, loyal and hard-working. She loves handwork: crocheting, felting and sewing to name a few. She writes songs and plays piano. She also loves to cook and bake. The recipes you see here are mostly hers.
It’s great to be Kate! Kate is all about dinosaurs and dragons. She loves reading and writing fantasy and is now working on her third book. When Kate is not writing or drawing, you might find her deep in thought imagining all the new things her characters will do next! You will also find her outside playing with the dogs, cats, and chickens or up on top of her horse.