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

Friday, November 02, 2007

Chickens Rock!

Finally that flock of hens is starting to earn their keep. We're getting from one to three eggs a day now and you know, that adds up pretty fast! Everybody likes finding and collecting them and so far, the novelty hasn't worn off. Aren't they a pretty sight? While I can't really say they taste any fresher (we were buying $4/doz. free-range organic eggs afterall!), I love knowing exactly what food goes into our birds and the conditions they live in (organic and excellent, if you were wondering). They do have a brighter glow to them though... Happy chickens, happy yolks folks. Ok, that was bad. I apologize.


Kelly said...

I don't know why (other than it's a really cool photo), but I love this egg picture. Very cool. It would look very cool framed in a kitchen (okay my kitchen). Are you selling your prints? Okay - 3 cools there - not cool. Perhaps I should watch more Word Girl with Noah.

Stacy said...

Love the yellow and blue in your egg shot. Love the bowl of brown and white eggs too.

I mentioned to my husband something about wanting chickens the other day. . . .

"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