Our kids are typical farm kids. This is to be expected, I guess. It is a very normal occurance to see them pick a snack out of the garden or chase a barn cat around the farm.
It is when they go above and beyond what I would consider normal farm kid behavior that they really just impress me (more than usual!).
Eilah knows the location of every plant in the garden, just from being out there so much. This is amazing, especially this time of year, because nearly everything is green and looks very similar to untrained eyes. Pretty good for a 2 year old!!
Kade should recieve the Farm Kid Medal (if ever there was such a thing) for helping save the day 2 days ago. He was out back with Eilah and the dogs and noticed that one of our goats was not in the right pasture. The goat had somehow gotten into a pasture that is not complete....and neither is the fence. The goat didn't seem to notice that the fence had gaps in it, he was happily eating "green" grass and not caring yet about where he was. Kade notified me about Praline (the escape goat), tied the dog to the hammock, told his sister to stay put and raced down the hill to the barn. By the time I could get Basil in the stroller and get out back, he had the goat in the barn and everything under control...and was cool as a cucumber the whole time.
It is no surprise that kids pick up on every little thing...but it is amazing what they take and do with that knowledge. I am happy to know that my kids are learning some really great skills every single day...just by living on a farm.
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )