Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Boys at the Farm

My 9 year old son recently had his school Spring Vacation. I invited him to come to work with me for the day. We put him right to work with chores that a boy would be doing in 1845. He started his day assisting the farmers with letting out the livestock, shoveling manure, and collecting eggs. Then he came to the Field Blacksmith Shop to haul coal, bring in firewood, and sweep the floor. Later in the afternoon he joined the farmers again to help cultivate the hop field. Zeb the horse is pulling the cultivator, Marieanne Coursen is driving the horse, and Devon is guiding the cultivator. When he returned home we found he had dirt in his boots, in his pockets, and in his hair. He then asked, “When can we do that again?”

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