For the Love of Goats
If you are homeschooling or thinking about it, you might find today’s episode interesting. We homeschooled our children until they went to college, and the experience changed a lot when we moved from the Chicago suburbs to our farm in 2002. Our youngest daughter, Katherine, was nine years old when we moved out here, and she credits growing up on a farm for her becoming a science nerd.
We are talking about all of the opportunities you have for learning on a farm, from doing field necropsies to researching and writing. Katherine also talks about how her life with goats led her to major in chemistry and ultimately get a doctorate in bioanalytical chemistry. And we also give you some advice on doing necropsies, as well as homeschooling.
5:35 Exploring ecosystems and collecting bones
10:00 Rotational grazing
12:46 First field necropsy
19:09 Necropsy advice
21:30 Goats as parenting training
22:45 Potty training goats
24:30 Writing about science
30:30 Homeschooling advice
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