Farm Notebook - A Notebook Companion™ to Farm Anatomy
Go on a trip to the farm to learn about edible flowers, barn birds, planting an orchard and your way around the toolshed. The country is brought to life through Julia Rothman’s charming and beloved Farm Anatomy. Take the scenic route and help your child absorb more when you pair Farm Anatomy with our Farm Notebook.
Many homeschooling families incorporate the study of farm life into their lessons. We have enjoyed using Farm Anatomy in our studies and have referred to it often for reference, as the beautiful hand-drawn sketches bring the world of the farm to life, even if you live in the city.
The Farm Notebook is intended to be used alongside Farm Anatomy. Your student will learn all about soil, farm animals, plants, country crafts and more through written narration, drawing, and labeling.
Whether you live in the hustle and bustle of the city or the rural charm of the country, Farm Anatomy will entertain and educate through beautiful illustrations and topics such as how barns are built. With the publisher’s permission, we have created Farm Notebook to accompany the popular and beloved Farm Anatomy.
This Notebook Companion™ follows seamlessly with the topics in the book and include places for written narration of information read, sketches of objects found on the farm, labeling and diagramming, and more.
Farm topics covered in Farm Anatomy:
- Chapter one: layers of the soil, topsoil, texture triangle, mineral nutrients, crop rotation, contour farming and terracing, windbreaks, predicting weather, composting, acres
- Chapter two: bar styles, timber construction, trusses, barn doors, bracing and hardware, barn cupolas, barn birds, farm buildings, animal housing, feeders, and fencing
- Chapter three: tractors and tractor implements, how to plow a field, combines, other farm machines, felling, buckling, splitting and stacking, tools
- Chapter four: frost dates, vegetable anatomy, squash varieties, bean teepees, dry beans, peppers, potatoes, how to grow tomatoes, canning, herbs, growing grains, orchards, apple varieties, good bugs and bad bugs
- Chapter five: animal terminology, parts of a rooster, comb styles, chicken breeds, eggs, ducks and geese, turkeys, parts of a beef animal, cattle, milking a cow, goats, hoofs, knots, horses and horse markings , mules, pigs, livestock water consumption, sheep, rabbits, bees and beehives
- Chapter six: country kitchens, wine making, edible flowers, breadmaking, dairy terms, making cheese, butchering knives, cutting meat, smokehouses, dry curing, freezing meat, pressure canning, root cellaring, and making maple syrup
- Chapter seven: carding and spinning yarn, natural dyes, making a flower press, making cornhusk dolls, rag rug making, candle making, and quilt patterns
As you can see, the topics covered in Farm Anatomy will teach your children all about farming and life on the farm. When you pair it with our Farm Notebook, you can truly make Farm Anatomy a great asset to your homeschool science lessons.
We have included links throughout the Farm Notebook for extra free printables and resources to expand your study on individual topics. Grab your copy today and visit the farm!
Farm Anatomy is a secular book and our Notebook Companion can be used with any worldview. Although this notebook is very flexible and can be adapted for younger and older children, it is best suited to grades 3-8.