Brandee Gillham | Ep. 097

Jun 12, 2024

Life on the Ranch: Homeschooling and Homesteading in Rural Colorado

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About this Episode

In today’s episode, Zan sits down with Brandee Gillham, a homeschooling mom and fourth generation rancher from Colorado. Brandee’s family has a unique morning routine that involves milking cows; feeding sourdough, chickens, and turkeys; and having devotions. They integrate education and work on their ranch, teaching their children a variety of life skills. You’ll enjoy hearing insights into the daily life of a ranching homeschool mom. But, remember, these insights are not just for homesteaders, there are lessons here for all of us! So tune in, and don’t miss this opportunity to learn unexpected ways to make your homeschooling experience richer and more grounded in the land and the Word.

Meet My Guest

Brandee Gillham is so thankful she left the world of teaching collegiate anatomy to become a full-time mama. The Lord called her to spend her days homeschooling her four cowpokes (with one of those precious boys already in heaven) and she encourages other by telling them that no time invested in our children will ever be wasted. Her deepest prayer is that she will raise these men to be warriors for Christ and passionate learners. Brandee and her cowboy enjoy serving as fourth generation ranchers on the family operation in Northeast Colorado raising beef cattle, quarter horses, chickens, and bees. If she is not at home teaching her children, she might be in a tractor or on a horse or delivering a baby. She doesn’t drink much coffee but can be seen with a cup of sugar as she loves to bake and serve food to others. Brandee believes in Jesus Christ, home discipleship, patriotism, agriculture, hard work, and speaking the truth with love and laughter.

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At BJU Press Homeschool, we’re committed to providing children an education from a biblical worldview that is academically sound and challenges them to advance, think critically, and live like Christ. This type of education is not often possible in public schools because of the number of children taught in a classroom, a difference in worldview, and peer and societal pressure to conform. Homeschooling allows parents to instruct and disciple their children without daily fighting messages from an opposing worldview taught in the classroom. And with tuition costs and fees for private schooling or tutoring, homeschooling may be the only option for parents who are concerned for their children’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

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