I’ve found out some interesting things–Reading:It does that for ya.

I’ve finished reading the most comprehensive homeschooling book I’ve ever read, and now have some books on hold at the library that were recommended therein.

Following her chapters on gifted children, I took an IQ quiz on the internet–which I’ve never done before. I was always too nervous, afraid I wouldn’t be as smart as I think I am. I sort of rushed through the test, because some of the ‘questions’ made absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. I did not score high enough to be invited to join the High IQ Society, but I was pleased with my results nonetheless.

The author convinced me that if you read more than fashion and celebrity gossip, you might be an intellectual. In light of all this intellectualness, I found some blogs that focus more on politics, current events and “thinking”, than what I normally read (because I love, love mommy blogs–life in the trenches dug by toddlers).

Consent of the Governed
The Thinking Mother
Corn and Oil
were a few I checked out, and ended up bookmarking in my BLOG favorite folder.
I was delighted to receive this letter from a Farm Fresh Fan (well, he doesn’t know he’s a fan, but I’ll call him that anyway.) He read about our family in County magazine, in this article.

He sent along a zippie full of corn, and even included $5 for return shipping. That this adolescent boy would take the time and effort to prepare this package for total strangers, all in the pursuit of knowledge just struck a chord in this mama/teacher heart of mine. Sounds like a homeschooler!
And apropos of nothing, we got our first green egg. We have Araucana chickens, which lay green eggs. Actually, we only have one Araucana left, as this is not a hardy breed. They also don’t mix well with the rest of the flock; a bit anti-social these girls. In the picture, the Araucanas are on top of the nesting boxes, with the rooster and other hens milling around below.

7 thoughts on “Edumacated

  1. What a sweet letter to get. It would have totally made my week. No, I’ve got nothing going on. It would have made my month. πŸ™‚

    We’ve got two Americanas (the tailed version of your gal), and they lay green eggs, too. I love it! We’ve also got four brown-egg layers (an australorpe, two New Hampshire Reds, and a wyandotte), and one bantam that lays itty-bitty white eggs. There’s just nothing like those fresh eggs. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to store eggs … and neither will my egg-receiving friends, either!

    Hope your weekend is just lovely … kiss those cute girls a lot!


  2. Thanks for your comment on my blog, (A Mama’s Blog) and congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope you can watch The Business of Being Born- it was wonderful.

    I am always trying to read more “intellectual” things too, but sometimes by the end of the day, mindless celebrity gossip is about the only thing my tired mama brain can handle! πŸ™‚

    I like your blog- I’ll be back.


  3. Theresa Schaefer says:

    Hey Stranger! Hope all is well with you and the family. I am officially settled in Charlotte, NC and have a new little puppy named “Lil’ Hayden Hawkeye” because she loves to sleep on my Iowa blanket. Call me sometime!!

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