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My family not only homesteads, but we also homeschool. I got to thinking the other day how very closely related these two "homey" things are.

Homesteaders are working towards self-sufficiency. They aim for self-reliance. They've moved away from the institution and are real live do-it-yourselfers.


 So are homeschoolers. 

 simon sew

Homesteading requires the ability to seek out answers for the many questions that come up. A homesteader quickly figures out what resources are at their disposal, and what ones they need to add.

11/3/2012 7:10:55 PM

Amy, I believe you have the right attitude about home schooling and homesteading in today's culture. In the case of my youngest daughter, she was too much of a socialite and my wife was just not patient enough to be a home school teacher so the home schooling didn't fit our situation. However, I think if it can be done the parents should do it. Thirty years ago folks went to jail in Nebraska for home schooling their children. Because of the passage of a law for parochial schools, a quirk of fate allowed home schooling to be legal in the state. Thank goodness the legislatures decided to let it slide and see how it worked. The home schooled kids of the state have higher test scores on a regular basis. In my humble opinion, being raised in a home stead environment raises the problem solving abilities for life problems. Your kids will benefit double by being raised on a homestead and home schooled. Have a great day with the family.

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