Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

May 4, 2012

Child Labour...

is a good thing!  This allowed me the time to clear out the raspberry canes from last year and to do a few odd jobs around outside. At 12 (Sunday), he is getting old enough and big enough to take on more responsibility.

When his thumb got sore (hand throttle), little sister took over. They both have been dying to run the quad for quite a while. It is my acreage work machine, so is not a toy. With 2 diamond harrows on back and flat terrain and strict instructions to keep the speed way down, it worked out OK.



There are only a couple of spots that need to be touched up. It is surprising how much green stuff was hiding under the horse poop. Another month and the horses will be back in this field munching away.

8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love your helpers! and i bet they really enjoyed it, too.

have been meaning to tell you, i like the new wider format to allow for larger pictures. :)

Bernadine said...

Yep, I see the green coming up. The kids probably had a great time driving that machine around! Have a great weekend.

Linda said...

So nice to have helpers...love the photos, Ian! Thanks for sharing.

peihome said...

I would have loved to do that at that age! Come to think of it, I still would!
You've got some great help going on there, Ian!

Bev said...

Lucky kids!!

joyce said...

Bet they loved that! As things are drying up here we are hearing more and more quads and bikes on the trails too.

Karen said...

Great helpers, and I bet they had fun, too!

luckybunny said...

terrible of you.. making those children work! LOL. It's great to have helpers like that! Looks like they enjoyed it too :)