Category Archives: Natural Learning

Project: In-Ground Sand Box & Swing Set

Our summer project has been the construction of an in-ground sand box to house our new swing set. We decided to make a 30′ x 30′ sand box… which is probably the biggest sand box in the universe. First, we … Continue reading

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Visiting Wilbur ~ Wordless Wednesday with Linky

“I found some money! Can we go visit Wilbur?” In Joshua’s world, the sole purpose of money is to buy grain to feed animals. Even though his grandparents would be happy to give him grain for free, we still bring … Continue reading

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Joining the Family Business ~ Wordless Wednesday with Linky

Actually, we have lots of family businesses–the farm and construction business on my side, and stair-building and aquaculture on Daddy’s side– so Joshua has lots of options if he wants to join one of our family businesses when he grows … Continue reading

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Fall on the Farm ~ Wordless Wednesday with Linky

Though it was still technically summer, with the cooler and less humid weather it certainly felt like fall on the farm last weekend! We picked some apples, painted a few pumpkins, and ran through the hay maze. We also got … Continue reading

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An Adventure in Unschooling

I’m used to making lesson plans. I’ve been planning lessons for my high school science classroom for the last 10 years. Though the topics have ranged from biology, botany and environmental science to forensic science and physics, one thing is … Continue reading

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