Hey kiddos, would you rather go visit Farmer Tom in the morning when he’s working on metal, or in the afternoon when he’s working with wood?
There’s always something interesting at ‘Farmer Tom’s’ farm! The first thing he did when he picked up the grinder (because that’s what he was already doing, I don’t want to make our visits a bother) was to give the kids some helmets. And he pointed them to behind a safety screen. He was already decked out in safety gear – which was great for the kids to see…he’s a very careful guy to watch! We only watched him grind a piece of angled steel. But they looked around at a lot of things, and had many ‘hey check this out’s’. It was an excellent lesson on safety gear and equipment while being able to see and experience that protective equipment being used.
Hey, hold this, it’s a grinding wheel, it’s made of glue and rocks
Something so simple. A perfect example of the age neutral human interaction I seek for my kids!
Dad, can we do something else?
Well, sounds like class is over, thanks for showing us grinding, but there is a hill to climb!
We went to see some metal fabrication and stayed for the hill climbs. Unschooling – It’s fluid.
Thanks (again) to Tom from Dexterworks, Dexter Ontario “That which can’t be bought can be built”