Grant Colfax is the eldest of the four sons homeschooled while building the family homestead and goat farm with their parents, David and Micki Colfax. The Colfaxes wrote about their homeschooling experiences in two inspiring books: Homeschooling for Excellence, and Hard Times in Paradise.
Although traditional learning materials were discussed in the first book, the second book describes their lives working out the grueling planning and labor needed for the building of the homestead and eventually their successful goat farm. They were intellectually stimulated and involved with lots of learning opportunities, but not following a school-at-home path at all. They commented at a conference that months went by when no book was opened.