Friday, June 11, 2010

Apprentice farmer

Skyler is an intelligent, good looking, healthy 13 year old boy... who has volunteered to work on our farm this summer. We are both surprized and really grateful to have his help.

So far this week he has helped to plant and mulch 50 pounds of seed potatoes and 48 pepper plants, cleaned the barn, and learned a little about the milking machine. He's also tried his hand at hog herding and teaching our dairy calf to lead with the rope halter.

He has willingly helped muck out the barn.... I don't even like that chore! Thanks Skyler!!

Now before you think it's all work and no play, he's also gone fishing.

1 comment:

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Dot, we also have a young man , Aaron, working with us for his second summer. He is 14 and soooo willing to do whatever we need. He is becoming a very good milker and the cows really like him. We have visions of vacation time in the future. Hats off to the future farmers of the Midwest !

PS Thought of you last night when our Pyrnees Fannie barked all night keeping the coyotes at bay. Give my best to Peaches