Farm work, office work and 4-H project work have been keeping us all hopping!
Life on the farm is never dull. Especially on Joe’s family farm. A few years ago the in-laws took the whole family to Maine on a vacation. We created many memories to treasure! One was driving the ’94 Suburban. The beauty made it there just fine. They didn’t even have to work on it until we were at our destination. Logically they wanted to keep a classic vehicle like that in a nicer garage.
Just kidding…about finishing the barn.
So many decisions about where to put the pens in an existing barn with walls, a roof and concrete. “Thank goodness the house was already built when Joe and I met.” The thought did cross my mind a couple times as our family worked together to make a spiffier place for 4-H pigs and calves to live.
It’s never too soon to learn how to use tools…or provide a spot for them to rest.
I’m glad somebody can keep us Plowing Through Life 🙂
Making and moving piles of calf manure and raking and hauling grass clippings in his wagon are his favorite self-chosen hobbies. I so desperately want to coach him to be WAY more efficient, but I also love that he’s elected to be outside doing something.
I spent a few days at the state fair for my job (alone). The first Saturday of the Ohio State Fair I took the Little Farmer along to help with the pork “Ag is Cool” exhibit for a couple hours. That kid knows his stuff! It’s almost like he was born to promote pork and answer questions about farming. This is the moment when close friends would stand around and voice sarcastic sighs, pretend to be shocked and say, “No way…”
I would open the lids of this barn and ask people if they would like to look inside. Some people looked, and some people passed. When the kid started doing this, if people ignored him he began saying, “Hey, hey.” If that still didn’t catch their attention he said, “HEy, HEY, HEY!!!”
I practically exploded with pride. It was like a mini-me.
When he got bored harassing people to look inside the barn he started handing out stickers. I even caught him playing with a toy tractor that had just left the kid’s hand with my Little Farmer’s help. As I asked him about it he gave that kid a lot of stickers.
After the state fair was our local fair. We don’t have a county fair, it’s an independent fair that takes in our county and the fringe of a few others, so it’s a good size.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our fair season!