Delight Directed Homeschooling: Farm Science

We moved to a mini farm about 5 years ago because I wanted my boys to experience farm life.They have learning so much caring for animals (horses, goats, chickens)  and having a vegetable garden. (While I learn patience from lousy Internet connection).

If you can’t move to a farm the second best thing would be to visit one and read this adorable charming book Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life with your children.

If you live on a farm or in the city you will enjoy this delightful book. It explains things like the difference between a weanling and a yearling, or a farrow and a barrow,   tractors and pigs to fences, hay bales, crop rotation patterns, and farm tools, and mush more.

Julia Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life. From the shapes of squash varieties to the parts of a goat; from how a barn is constructed to what makes up a beehive, every corner of the barnyard is uncovered and celebrated. A perfect gift for gardeners, locavores, homesteaders, and country-living enthusiasts alike.


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