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"There are things you learn from grabbing a cat by the tail that you can't learn any other way." ~ Mark Twain (in so many words)
Oh, yes. There are several things you learn from just grabbing that "cat" by the tail. Whatever your particular "cat" is, I don't know. My first cat was, and is, teaching. With a bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and master's in Curriculum and Instruction, I consider myself to be educated in education. My second "cat" is my homestead that my Mister and I began in August of 2011. It's an adventure for sure! As the Alabama song goes, "I've got a hundred years of down home running through my blood..." and I do. But just because my Daddy, my Daddy's daddy, his daddy before him, and so on, were all farmers, doesn't exactly mean I am. However, I was cut from the same cloth and life wouldn't be complete without at least trying to be as much as a farmer as I can.
There are several things that trump my head knowledge all the time and demand of me knoweldge from the heart instead. With teaching, as with anything, there are countless number of classes you can take, books you can read, and conferences you can attend, but until you roll your sleeves up and grab that cat by its tail; you don't really know anything.
I am an amateur. Completely. I will not claim to be an expert in anything. I live and learn and thank the good LORD for the opportunities I have each day to do both of those things: live and learn. What a life He has given me! What a journey!
So, what do you want to know? Follow my adventures in homesteading on "fly on the farmyard wall" or see what's happening in the schoolroom with "fly on the schoolyard wall."