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As promised, I have another photo of (what I think is) the Coolest Fort Ever.  There is more to it than meets the eye.  In places there are four stories to this wonderfully crafted junkpile.  I will forever be in awe of what these children built.  See previous post for another picture.

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Unschooled children do the most amazing things.  This fort (more pics to follow) was built by two unschooled boys (and sometimes a sister) over many years.  Tunnels, chutes, trap doors, secret rooms, all recycled.  Now that is education at its best.

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Kiva (10 years old) began fiddling when she was 6.  She plays in the Sharlot Hall Museum Cultural Music Conservatory.

~Kiva is the youngest member of the Conservatory : )

 

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Check out Life Learning Magazine this month, I have an article in there (and some photos.)  This is a great mag. on the subject of unschooling.  They also publish a mag. called Natural Life Magazine on green living, attachment parenting, gardening, etc.

Ironically, Kiva has decided to try school for the first time.  As an unschooling parent, I will support this decision while also grieving the loss of freedom she now has to learn however she chooses.

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My family and I live far from the busy, rushing river some call “mainstream.”  We, in fact, live along a lazy, trickling creek folded into a valley in the mountains of North-Central Arizona.  This place we call home is bursting with wild and wonderful life year-round.  To our south lie the Santa Maria Mountains, “Apache Creek Wilderness”, Ponderosas and deep rugged canyons.  The Juniper Mountains, “Juniper Mesa Wilderness,” pinions and steep limestone cliffs are what we find to the north.  To our west is one of the largest, wildest and traditionally run ranches in the United States.  Our neighbors to the east are two miles away; after that, an hour drive to town with only trees, grasses and mountain views in all directions.  The land we occupy is roughly 300 acres surrounded on all sides by hundreds of square miles of National Forest Land.  Some people say they could never live here in the middle of nowhere; to me, it’s the middle of everywhere. (more…)

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We are still here, on the land. I am doing all the things I love to do (growing children, growing food, playing with horses, walking the wild and rugged places, making art) In a place I love to be, with the people I love to be around.

The days are cold now, sunny, dry, windy and cold. The ponies are fuzzy and frisky. The children don’t get out as much as I’d like and life just zooms on. We are all growing; some growing up, others growing old. Just turned 43. My long brown hair is streaked here and there with silver hairs. This doesn’t bother me, but the harsh, dry air and high desert sun is really working me over, and gravity is having its way with me. (more…)

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