One thing about living on the farm is that the kids work harder. Alma helped a lot iwth the garden and farmers market. Here's a picture of the boys on their way to clean out the chicken coop with their Dad.
I remember taking a Global Food Supply course as a graduate student. I learned that in parts of the world, children start making an agricultural contribution at age 5 and that at age 7 some kids are doing enough agricultural work to supply their food needs for the year. How can that be?
Mike said when be brought them back in:
~They were more help this year than last!~
I'm thinking-- they were only 3 years old last year. Amazing that at 4 years old they actually help lighten the load a bit.