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Another picture of the help. Bet you got a story or two also.
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D. Mosey    Posted 06-14-2002 at 14:04:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello Folks,
Posted a picture of the most energetic help. He gets after the work quicker and quicker now that he has turned two. Heck, there are some mornings he gets up before his boss does.
We have been getting the grease out of his duds with 409 and Oxyclean, even had to use hand cleaner on his knees. But, I'll never hold him back from helping. Just have to choose when he can be close by. Lots of activity I don't let him get near. He don't like that one bit neither.
I'll bet you got a similar helper around, or had one in the past. I'd like to hear how it went with you...

BOSS    Posted 06-15-2002 at 06:50:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I built our house last year, and My 3 yearold daughter helped out more than anybody. She put more time in and helped out more. One day, I will never forget, I was putting the deck boards on our 1500 sqft porch. It is a wrap around porch, And she helped me for 8 hrs straight, as I would progress, she would push the tools and nails along the deck with me, she would pull the airhose and make sure it didn't tangle, she would bring our drinks with us and make sure we didn't tip them over. She was a hard worker that day. I am showing her that work can be fun and enjoyable. She never hesitates to help me outside, She even wanted to come up on the porch roof to help....yep, she helped up there also. Even my brother, that helped quite abit, says she helped more than anyone.

Sned    Posted 06-14-2002 at 17:46:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Little feller sure has clean britches and tennies on when the pic was taken, I'm sure that changed after he mounted the dozer.

I have always had my kids ( and they're friends ) around while working on the farm, I love it! It's kinda funny in a loving way that no disaster can be worse than a bee sting etc. A tornado can totally wipe out the barn, livestock runnin the country side cause the fence was down but by golly we gotta look at Mr. splinter that entered his/her finger.
I'm taking in every single second of they're youth now because time is flying by and before I know it they will be out on they're own doing the same things with there kids.

Burrhead    Posted 06-14-2002 at 20:16:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I was a young feller I worked away from home alot.

When I was home my 3 sons and whatever friends were around learned to fish, hunt, trap and run construction equipment.

My grandotters have got too big now to grease monkey with me but they come around regular.

My only granson is just 5 months old but he knows the in and outs with his Papaw. We ride my wore out pickup and tractors to death. He looks kinda like a grease rag by 8am.

It's kinda odd that my kids diapers would gag me so I did'nt change them but the granson's diaper never stinks.

Farmer Gene (WI)    Posted 06-15-2002 at 07:08:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Neighbor boy came up to "help" me milk cows, he's 10 and never been on a farm. I've never had so many kicked off milkers and cows jumping back. I told him they're just afraid of you, he says well they got to get used to me sometime. He rode his bike one mile for 3 days to help night and morning and was there by 5am ,cows were settling down by the 3rd day and he was really alot of help. Sure had alot of questions that I had never been asked before, was alot of fun and think he enjoyed it as much as I did, at least he said he would like to come back and help again after summer school.

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