Since we’ve started our little farm, we’ve seen a rise in interest for “the homesteading thing”. The people who really liked it were our friends…and also happened to homeschool. Also, every day on our farm is a new adventure, and a great learning experience. Mom says that you’re always learning, and there’s no place where that’s truer than on the homestead. Some big things on the homestead are responsibility and teamwork. Each of the four kids has their morning to wake up with Dad and feed the chickens, sheep, bunny, cats and dog. When we butcher the chickens, everybody helps out. As the saying goes, many hands make light work. On the school side, raising plants and animals is a great science lesson. Seeing sheep give birth, or doing a chicken or sheep anatomy lesson is about as good as it gets! We’re homesteaders and homeschoolers, and we want others to know about the fun and opportunity that homeschooling families can have with a homestead.
Merging the Worlds
That’s where Teach Them Diligently comes in. We’ve gone to their Nashville homeschooling conferences since we moved to Tennessee five years ago. So what better place to tell homeschoolers about homesteading?
In late 2021, we began to dream. What would we do at TTD? Would we speak, get a booth or even sell anything? We decided to get a booth and sign up to speak, and in September we reserved our place in the exhibit hall of the 2022 Pigeon Forge TTD conference. Our dream began to take shape. We’ve decided not to sell anything just yet, but we will offer encouragement, advice and a needed place of calm. (The exhibit hall can be a lot of walking and noise. 😉 )
We don’t know if we’ll be speaking yet, but we’re super excited, and hope to see you there!