We work our kids hard here on the farm. There’s not much time to just sit around as everyone has to pitch in. During the spring thaw we like to get out and pick poplar buds that have sap flowing through them and we put them in oil to make a healing remedy for everything from cuts and bruises to headaches and hemorrhoids.
It takes a long time but with everyone involved it doesn’t take that long.
When the kids aren’t picking poplar buds we have them clearing the land of sticks and overgrowth.
Little Polly is a trooper. She loves to help even when she’s dressed up in her fairy costume.
I guess we do have some time just to sit around. It looks like we worked Ringo too hard on this day. It’s actually the day after a father and son campout. I don’t remember him taking more than a hand full of naps on his own in his life but we found him out sleeping on a bunch of wood slabs. Not sure how comfortable it was but he was there for all of 20 minutes.