Wednesday, January 16, 2008

If you give a homeschooling mom a cookie

If you give a Homeschooling Mom a cookie, she'll want the recipe.

She will plan a complete unit study on the History of Cookies.

The family will take field to a farm and see where we get eggs, milk and grain.

At home they will make butter out of milk.

The children will want to start grinding their own grain.

Mom will purchase a Bosch Universal Kitchen System.

She will remember she will need a new list of cookbooks.

So she will order “An Introduction To Whole
Grain Baking w/ CD”, “Desserts”, “The Cooking
With Children CD”, and “Lunches & Snacks
Cookbook” by Sue Gregg, also “Whole Foods for Kids to Cook”.

Mom orders a 100 lb bag of wheat berries.

Now she will grind her own wheat grain into flour.

The children remember the farm field trip and
knowing they can’t possibly get a cow they beg for a few chickens.

So to a trip to the library to research how to
build a chicken coop and to how to care for chickens.

On the way out the door Mom see the book,
“Chicken Tractor” by Andy Lee & Pat Foreman.

They stop by the Feed and Seed to pick up
materials and ask where to purchase the chicks.

There the clerk tells them about egg that can be incubated.

He sells them a book on hatching eggs, eggs, and incubator.

At home Mom and the younger children set up the
incubator while Dad and the older children build the chicken tractor.

Back to the library to pick up gardening books and more books on chickens.

The oldest daughter now starts a business
grinding flour for the her friend’s families.

While her younger sisters are selling homemade cookies to their neighbors.

The boys have started building a new chicken
tractor because they want more eggs for breakfast.

That cookie that started this all… the
homeschooling mom’s three year old ate it.


  1. i absolutely loved it!!!...loved it, loved it, loved it!!...

  2. Great post! Wow, what a way to think about learning...from every aspect of life

  3. home schoolin is the bomb, nice spot hon, chk me out one day