An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Hard Working Kids

It's not that my kids don't know how to work hard. They do, after all, live on a farm where everybody pitches in to help. But some jobs go a lot faster with a lot less grumbling if there is cash involved.

So Mom dug deep the other day and offered a paying job to any willing helper. I quickly got four of them.

Our forty acres is open field along the whole road side. Trent and Cole had helped me plant some trees along there last summer to start a windbreak. One of my big farm jobs this spring was to plant pine trees there as well. I had planned to buy some little trees from a catalog, but Cole suggested that we should just go check out in the woods. It has rained here off and on for a couple of weeks and we were able to easily dig out 3-to-8 foot pine trees and then plant them along the whole roadside in one afternoon.We quit counting half way at 74 trees... with nary a complaint... and followed by several days of more rain so hopefully they grow and we don't have to plant again next spring. Good job kiddos!


goatmilker said...

Sometimes money is needed to make thindbitgs go easier and that is o.k. Thanks for sharing your daily life with us. Rebekah

Sherry Sutherby said...

Atta boy Cole ~ being resourceful with using existing trees! :) Your kids will remember planting those trees the rest of their lives, watching them grow each year. Awesome!

*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

A little cash once in a while doesnt hurt for motivation!!

Cathy said...

I'm impressed.....way to go guys! We've wanted to do the same here along E.

We don't have much for pines so we tried a row of lilacs that we dug from my dad's, but Duane said he doesn't think they made it =( Maybe I should hire your crew to come over and do it right ;-)

Brenda said...

I'm impressed! You have a very good team of workers. I hope the trees do well and grow into a great windbreak for you.