Hi. My name is Kade Dillaway. I live on 47 Daisies farm with mom (Harmony) and dad (Dylan). I am 13 and about to go into 8th grade at the Vassalboro Community School, GO VIKINGS!!!
But lets get back to what we are supposed to be talking about. This summer I really started helping out on the farm. Obviously, I'd helped out a little on the farm previously, but this summer, I helped more than I ever have. I am doing tasks at ease that a year ago would've been very difficult. I am earning a little bit of money, but best of all, I am improving both my mental and physical strength.
So recently, as I was working, I couldn't help but notice that something was missing. So I talked to dad and did some research and I decided that we needed some sort of spice. I did some more research and I decided that we needed ginger. So yes, I will hopefully put in ginger plants early this spring!!! Also, I will be heading the “ginger department” of 47 daisies!!! However, I have never grown ginger, nor has anyone else at 47 daisies. But hopefully the ginger crop will be successful and we will have ginger by next fall. If you would like more information on ginger, click this link: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/CFS-GIN-3A.pdf
So we have done A LOT of building jobs since we moved to Maine. Currently, we're working on the farm store. I will say that most of this responsibility falls on Dylan for this job because 1. we have three kids that need supervision and can only spend limited time in the farm store without going crazy and 2. Dylan is a much better carpenter than I am.
Number 1 needs no explanation. It is the reason why a lot of the labor falls on Dylan.
Number 2 has become more and more clear the few times I've tried to help building...well..anything. For some reason, Dylan always thinks its a great idea to have me measure.........which ALWAYS ends up in a wrong measurement. Always. My skill with power tools is definitely lacking as well. Dylan is very patient and continues to "allow" me to help, but it has to drive him crazy.
The funny part of all of this is that my dad is an expert carpenter/woodworker and would absolutely be ashamed of my carpentry skills. You would think I would have inherited some of his carpentry skills, but I apparently did not. Nor his artistic skills. And barely any of his musical skills.
I can paint, and do a pretty good job at that. So..............that is something I get to help with quite a bit when the kids allow it. Silver lining, I guess.
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )