Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Children Working - Moving Firewood


I'm also trying to be better with future fire wood and process it before I store it. That way it'll season better and I won't be left with huge rings of wood that harden and are far more difficult to split. 

So I've been out there a few hours at a time and when out there I've been dividing my time with half and hour on the chainsaw and half an hour on the maul splitting the wood I've just cut. I can cut far more than I can split though! 


So my plan has been to leave some of the splitting until the evenings when I've got the kids back from school or nursery. That way I can split the wood while they're either playing or helping and it's great to keep them outdoors on these nice evenings. 

 As it turns out they didn't want to play at all, they were so keen to help me it was lovely! As I was splitting the wood they were loading it onto the trailer, they worked as a team and helped each other, they didn't even moan once!

 They did the full load themselves, I couldn't quite believe it.
They loved ridding in the trailer as well, bouncing around! Something I have fond memories of as a child as well.


They then helped me unload it when we got back to the house and didn't stop until it was all in the shed. They then ran off and played outside whilst I cooked tea, making disgusting mixtures on the patio, great to see kids being kids. 

Great to have my little helpers with me today. The fact that a 2 year old, a 4 year old and a a 6 year old actually can help and saved me lots of time this evening is amazing. I'm lucky to have such helpful kids! Long may it last!

13 comments:

  1. you are teaching your children to be the best kind of humans they can be!

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    1. Thanks Jaz, you don't see when I loose it because they won't get out the house in time for school though!

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  2. Love reading about your family adventures and seeing your 3 adorable children. Precious!!!! Makes my day.

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    1. Thanks Ane, that's a lovely comment.

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  3. That is proof once again that little ones like to be involved. After years of working with our GK's when they visit our farm, one is now old enough (13) to do chores while we take a very short mini vacation. Two whole days. It was so worth it to bundle her up when she was two and take her outside to feed cows, pigs and chickens.

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    1. I think they want to feel useful, they know when it's just busy work. I was left on the farm at about 15 to look after the whole thing. I remember a sheep having it's eye pecked out and ringing a shepherd friend and administering the right drugs to sort her out, big sense of achievement!

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  4. You're teaching your children to enjoy all that nature has to offer, and giving them a great foundation to build on for their future. They obviously love their life as much as you do, as evidenced by their big lovely smiles.

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    1. They love being outside, it's great that winter is over now and they can spend more time outside. So much better for them!

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  5. You have lucky children, we were raised the same as you, jobs about the house, learning where our food came from and having loads of fun.

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    1. I hope they see it as luck and not hard work they're forced to do! They seem to love it though!

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  6. They are adorable and their nature is obviously as a result of your dedication as great parents.

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    1. I'll take the good trates as good parenting and the bad ones are down to their natural nature! Lol!

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  7. As children me, my sister and brother always helped my Dad bring the logs into our garden. We had to go along the back of the house and out to an open space where the log van was. It was quite a trek for small, log bearing children, but we loved it. I still remember the smell of the mossy logs....makes me nostalgic thinking about it.

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