We don’t all get the opportunity to grow up on a farm. They say that every new generation is further and further removed from the farm. So, what does one do if they want to be more connected to where their food and family come from? They visit the farm.
This is my nephew Drew. For the past few years he has come to Gpa’s to spend his spring break. This year is no different. Instead of taking a big vacation or a trip somewhere, he comes to Missouri to be with Gpa and Gma on the farm. He is now 13-years-old and can be quite the helper. On the day this was taken, he had been “overseeing” the unloading of large round bales. (The drought last year was hard on the pastures and Gpa had to buy hay from a neighbor.) What overseeing really meant on this day, is that he was climbing on the bales and trailer and running on the tops of the bales. This is something that farm kids do all of the time and Drew, even a spring break farm kid, likes doing it as well.
Drew and his parents do make it to the farm often, but this week it is just him and his Gpa doing what ever Gpa needs to do this week; cleaning hog houses, cutting firewood, watching college basketball, etc. (They are both VERY big basketball fans.) Today and tomorrow he will be helping to work the calves. Let’s just say by the time Sunday rolls around, he is good and tired.
Blessings to you and all who visit the farm,
Laurie – Country Link
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