Homeschooling Is Only Good for Farmers (And THESE Famous Homeschoolers)

Did you know that homeschooling is only good for farmers? Me neither! I also never realized that farming was something to look down upon (because we need it to survive and all), but wrong again. I heard it straight from the mouth (or keyboard) of someone who knows better than we do.

So tune in to my YouTube channel today to hear some other “sound” wisdom of someone in the know…and to hear an extensive list of famous homeschoolers who were/are not farmers.

Go figure.

Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

9 thoughts on “Homeschooling Is Only Good for Farmers (And THESE Famous Homeschoolers)”

  1. Oh my! Ha! My husband is a farmer. And at the beginning of my homeschooling adventure, I used the “farm” as my excuse. (My oldest is doing Kindergarten and so, my excuse Wasn’t very long ago). Our farm is 20 miles from any school (20 miles from 3 different schools in different directions. Even our cows in our backyard are in a different school district than our house). My excuse was that I didn’t want my children to ride a bus 1 hour there and 1 hour back. Two hours on the bus sounded like torture to me. And That would be two hours I would spend without my children. And those town parents get those two extra than I would. Not fair I would say. Whoah! I quickly learned how I had to stop using my farm excuse. We have lots of small towns in our area and many “town kids” had to ride a bus daily just as long because their towns do not have a school). And the town that does has the school, well many kids’ both parents work and so those town kids are still separated from their parents just as long as the bus kids. The last night I used my excuse was last year at my church to a working mom, who lives close to the town with a school. I felt horrible using that excuse (I think her husband even farms). So no longer using that farm excuse.

    I’m still not sure how to respond to people when they do ask though. Any suggestions?

    I want to respond by singing (Jesus loves me song), “For the Bible tells me so”. Ha! But probably not the best idea either.

    How do you respond when people ask you why you homeschool? -Leslie-from Kansas

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  2. And whoah! And your homeschooling list was so long that I felt like I was watching a trained runner on a marathon race. Your list just going on and on. It took forever to finish but your speaking went so smooth and fast. You didn’t even have to take a break to slow down to catch a breath. You just kept going and going and going and going and going……………..

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  3. And whoah! And your homeschooling list was so long that I felt like I was watching a trained runner on a marathon race. Your list just going on and on. It took forever to finish but your speaking went so smooth and fast. You didn’t even have to take a break to slow down to catch a breath. You just kept going and going and going and going and going……………..-Leslie- from Kansas

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  4. I think we also have to remind ourselves how brainwashed we all are (or “were” brainwashed to the very few who have climbed out). We all supposed to think against full-time parenting and put dependence on the government. (Little do they realize it’s actually dumbing us down).

    Most all of my family still believe any and everything against homeschooling and most all of us are farmers or have married farmers. Somehow Im considered using to farming excuse with my farming dad. How much of a blessing it will be how my son will (and already is) be farming with his dad. But it’s sad my farming families are still against our choice. My farming dad keeps hoping I’ll stop homeschooling and send my son to the government school 20 miles away.

    Another thought: I’m a farmer’s daughter. I also married a farmer. I often feel so ashamed of the little I actually know about farming. I was so distracted from my dad’s farm with all-day school and sports that I don’t know farming as well as I could have, while living on a farm for my first 18 years of life. I believe that if I would have been trained on my dad’s farm, my marriage would be even stronger and our farming business would have a stronger partnership.

    But really my example could be with any family, farming or not. Lots of families have their own businesses. And using the business to train their children makes them so much more prepared to the real world. And public school tends to distracts children FROM the real world.

    Okay, I’ll finally stop. -Leslie-from Kansas

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  5. What the actual what now?

    I was also a gifted student. I was given the opportunity to test my public school’s gifted program. I went 1 day. They spent the whole class building a pavilion out of popsicle sticks and clay. The WHOLE CLASS and that’s all they did. We’re talking about a girl who knew what a parallelogram was in Kindergarten and was reading on a college level in the 5th grade, doing MENSA puzzles in her spare time for fun. I was WAY beyond popsicle sticks and play-doh. I opted NOT to join the gifted program after seeing that.

    I wanted so desperately to be homeschooled, but I was being raised by my grandmother, and she was too busy trying to keep my grandfather’s failing business afloat that she just didn’t have the time to devote to it. So I went to a private school instead. We couldn’t really afford that, either, but the owner was a family friend and gave us a discount, which I worked off by grading papers and cleaning the bathrooms after school. There was no nurturing of my talents there, either, though. I was so far ahead of the other students, I stagnated waiting for the rest of them to catch up. I often got in trouble for reading novels under my desk during algebra because I was 6 weeks ahead in the workbook. Eventually another student and I got so good at it, we ended up sitting in the back of the class playing cards cuz we’d already finished the book. I managed to graduate Valedictorian. By a very, VERY large margin, I might add.

    It didn’t take much for me to figure out that I was not going to subject my children to the same issues I or my hubby (who was on the opposite end of the spectrum as a slow learner who understands better with hands-on experience and physical examples than with textbooks and barely squeaked out a C average as a result) had to face in both public and private school. Homeschooling was our pretty obvious choice.

    And incidentally, neither one of us are farmers (though that hasn’t stopped us from gardening and a strong desire to raise chickens). I’m a SAHM who formerly worked in both medicine and tech and my husband works for a contractor for Microsoft.

    Whoever this person is, he or she is so quintessentially ignorant that I marvel that they learned how to use the internet without the state-funded school system giving them a step-by-step pictorial instruction booklet every time they log on.

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