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Query abandoned by poster > Non-Fiction about homesteading in very rural northern California, and home-school their children. The story is told by the mother

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Diane Dunn I read this book approximately 20 years ago. It is a non-fiction book about a family that chooses to homestead in very rural northern California, and home-school their children. The story is told by the mother, and she provides details about building their house, weather, homeschooling the kids, raising lambs, and the huge successes that her children had in their lives.


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Kate Farrell | 4072 comments Mod
Diane --
You can bump your thread every month or so. This puts your book back at the top of the folder instead of on page 26. More people and newer eyes will see it and perhaps know your book. Good luck!


message 3: by Kris (last edited Apr 29, 2018 08:37AM) (new)

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Diane, where does the family live before moving to northern California? What are the parents' jobs before the move? What are the ages and genders of their children?

What's the time period? What's their main source of income/food?


message 4: by Kris (last edited Apr 29, 2018 08:41AM) (new)

Kris | 32285 comments Mod
Maruba by Maud Morrow Sharp turned up while searching, but the location is southeastern California.

"In July 1913, newlyweds Bert and Maud Sharp claimed their Lanfair Valley homestead in the scenic high desert country of the East Mojave. For the next seventeen years, the Sharps raised a family, worked for the local cattle, mining, and railroad interests, and became part of the fabric of a rural community. Although they experienced hardships, to them it was a grand adventure. This is Maud Sharp's powerful and poignant personal story about the homesteading experiences of her family."


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Diane left the group. Moving to Abandoned.


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