"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Our first eggs!!

While out feeding the goats tonight, Gabriel thought we should look for eggs as well. We were completely surprised to find two eggs sitting in the straw right inside the coop! They didn't quite make it into the nesting boxes so we'll have to work on that.

Gabriel was sooo excited and kept saying, "I can't wait to taste those sweet eggs!" Unfortunately, I'm not exactly sure when they were laid so we may pass on these first eggs and put them back into the nesting boxes to show our girls where we'd rather find them.
We are looking forward to many, many more to come! Yay!

1 comment:

Sarah, Chris, Elijah & Sadie said...

Mmmmmm- eggs! You are so lucky! Send those egg hunters out early and often.

"By nature people are learning animals. Birds fly; fish swim; humans think and learn. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing, or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do - and all we need to do - is to give children as much help and guidance as they need and ask for, listen respectfully when they feel like talking, and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest."
John Holt
"In the end, the secret to learning is so simple: Think only about whatever you love. Follow it, do it, dream about it...and it will hit you: learning was there all the time, happening by itself." -Grace Llewellyn
"What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child."
George Bernard Shaw
Real, natural learning is in the living. It's in the observing, the questioning, the examining, the pondering, the analyzing, the watching, the reading, the DO-ing, the living, the breathing, the loving, the JOY. It's in the joy. ~Anne Ohman
"How could youth better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?" -Henry D. Thoreau