Living Links to the Past
During the years of researching various
homestead practices, plants, and animals,
my family has discovered some extraor-
dinary historical snippets. Who would
historical chain? One of the few Heritage
Cattle breeds remaining, Dexter cattle,
cattle, they thrived on the rocky Irish
shores. Now, hundreds of years later, many
this small but effective breed for the very
same reasons that the old-time Irish did.
We also have the Native American’s
“Three Sisters” gardening tradition.
Through years of trial and error, these
garden geniuses found that by planting
corn, beans, and pumpkins together,
they were able to gain growing space,
prevent weeds, and increase yields.
History of this nature is highly relevant
to children, because they identify a phys-ical;link;that;connects;them;to;the;past.
history is interesting it lodges in their
Is it not noteworthy that God created
man in a lush garden and surrounded
of the reasons God did this was because
creation. So whether your family lives on
ton apartment, get out and see how you
Plant some herbs in old flowerpots.
is;in;a;child’s;eyes,;be;assured;the;knowl-edge has made its way into his heart.
A 2012 homeschool graduate, Mckenzi
enjoys writing, several small business
endeavors, and doing title research for a
local title company. She studies history,
literature, and everyday happenings on
her parents’ Missouri Ozarks farm, where
she lives with her wonderful parents, a
brother, and five sisters, all of whom are
her best, forever friends!
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The Best Choices
Does it really matter whether your
scrambled eggs came from the super-market;or;your;neighbor’s;farm?;Have
foods. Compare the nutritional qualities of each against its commercial
counterpart. Record this activity as