• About Farm School

    "There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live."
    James Adams, from his essay "To 'Be' or to 'Do': A Note on American Education", 1929

    We're a Canadian family of five, farming, home schooling, and building our own house. I'm nowhere near as regular a blogger as I used to be.

    The kids are 18/Grade 12, 16/Grade 11, and 14/Grade 10.

    Contact me at becky(dot)farmschool(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Notable Quotables

    "If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
    William Morris, from his lecture "The Beauty of Life"

    "‘Never look at an ugly thing twice. It is fatally easy to get accustomed to corrupting influences."
    English architect CFA Voysey (1857-1941)

    "The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall, nations perish, civilizations grow old and die out; and, after an era of darkness, new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again, and yet live on, still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men’s hearts of the hearts of men centuries dead."
    Clarence Day

    "Anyone who has a library and a garden wants for nothing."
    Cicero

    "Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend."
    Sir Francis Bacon, "Essays"

    "The chief aim of education is to show you, after you make a livelihood, how to enjoy living; and you can live longest and best and most rewardingly by attaining and preserving the happiness of learning."
    Gilbert Highet, "The Immortal Profession: The Joys of Teaching and Learning"

    "Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment."
    Walter Wriston

    "I'd like to give you a piece of my mind."
    "Oh, I couldn't take the last piece."
    Ginger Rogers to Frances Mercer in "Vivacious Lady" (1938)

    "No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem."
    Booker T. Washington

    "Please accept my resignation. I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member."
    Attributed to Groucho Marx in "The Groucho Letters" by Arthur Sheekman

    "If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me."
    Alice Roosevelt Longworth

    "If we bring a little joy into your humdrum lives, we feel all our hard work ain't been in vain for nothin'."
    Jean Hagen as "Lina Lamont" in "Singin' in the Rain" (1952)
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Hurricane/Flood Relief and Information

A partial list, from The New York Times:

Relief Organizations:
Charity Navigator; information on various charities and ways to donate to the relief effort.
Red Cross or 1-800-HELP-NOW
Salvation Army or 1-800-SAL-ARMY
AmeriCares
Episcopal Relief & Development or 1-800-334-7626
United Methodist Committee on Relief or 1-800-554-8583
Catholic Charities or 1-800-919-9338
FEMA Charity tips
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Operation Blessing or 1-800-436-6348
America’s Second Harvest or 1-800-344-8070
Adventist Community Services or 1-800-381-7171
Christian Disaster Response or 1-941-956-5183 or 1-941-551-9554
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee or 1-800-848-5818
Church World Service or 1-800-297-1516
Convoy of Hope or 1-417-823-8998
Lutheran Disaster Response or 1-800-638-3522
Mennonite Disaster Service or 1-717-859-2210
Nazarene Disaster Response or 1-888-256-5886
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance or 1-800-872-3283
Southern Baptist Convention – Disaster Relief or 1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440

Other Information:
Federal Emergency Management Agency or 1-800-621-FEMA
City of New Orleans
Louisiana Governor’s Office
Mississippi Emergency Management
National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service
Hydrologic Information Center (river flooding)

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