Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

  • “At ages that would likely see them in seventh and fourth grades, I generously estimate that my boys spend no more than two hours per month sitting and studying the subjects, such as science and math, that are universal to mainstream education. Not two hours per day or even per week. Two hours per month. Comparatively speaking, by now Fin would have spent approximately 5,600 hours in the classroom. Rye, nearly three years younger, would have clocked about half that time.

    A stubborn calf. Fin and Rye also take care of their own dwarf goats.   Photo: Penny Hewitt

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Comments on this post

  1. Enoch Hale said on August 21, 2014 at 11:20 am

    It reminds me of a book entitled “Last Child in the Woods” http://richardlouv.com/books/last-child/videos/

    • Tom Woodward said on August 21, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      I read of that book. It’s one of those things I can’t read or I’d move into the wilderness and shun humans.

  2. Enoch Hale said on August 22, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Why do you think I lived in a cabin for the last decade?

    • Tom Woodward said on August 24, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      What I wonder is why you left?