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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 04:54 PM

6. Farming & gardening

Hi elleng! I'd say homestead-scale farming and gardening are great for kids. Most of our homeschooling friends, even the rigid school-at-home families, have at least some chickens. Whether it's cause or effect, I don't know, but animals and learning seem to go together. I think it's one of few endeavors in the modern world where kids can (are even expected to) participate in real tasks that have real rewards for the whole family. A gold star on a worksheet doesn't compare to a basket of eggs (or blueberries) carried into the kitchen for tomorrow's breakfast.

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