The Natural Homeschooler
By Carole West
Six years ago we moved our family to the country and began working the land. It seemed like there was a biology lesson with
everything we were doing. At times I wondered why it took us so long
to live this way.
I now understand you don’t need to live in the country to establish a
vibrant lifestyle. Deep down I knew this, but somewhere along the line
the city and suburbs restricted my thought process.
Opportunity is everywhere. And for homeschoolers especially, I believe there is a greater desire to learn because we embrace the value of
As a retired homeschool mom I understand the importance of hands-on learning; our farm was a place where knowledge came to life. When
I started raising quail, my homeschooling responsibilities were coming
to a close. Our son was months away from graduating high school and
busy preparing for his future.
I have to admit it was really strange to begin a new project by myself. I
started raising Coturnix quail for the purpose of eggs and meat. I was
raising quail very differently from most breeders by providing a closed-in run that included interaction with the ground.