Farmer boys growing up on a homestead. Raising boys sure is something special, and I’m sure most moms of boys would agree. My two boys keep me on my toes everyday and love me to the moon and back. Sometimes I would love to live a day in their life. Growing up on a farm, having a partner in crime, pouring dirt in my hair, and to run as fast as I can just because I want to. Okay, maybe I don’t see the appeal of pouring dirt in my hair, but watching the boys grow up on a farm is so fulfilling. This is what you can expect when you have a couple farmer boys on your hands.
Free Range Farmer Boys
In the morning while I am getting the milk bucket ready, my 18 month old will be kicking at the door. He needs to be set free. He has been my morning chores buddy since he was just a baby, and he still enjoys being outside in the morning. Now instead of being carried in my wrap, he runs around on the porch to enjoy the peace of the morning. Sometimes when I have my back turned he tries to dump all the goat grain out of the bucket for the chickens…
“Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an Ocean with ships…” – Lora N Hurston
Mud puddles and worms draw them in like magnets. Boys just love to squish the mud between their toes. My new vermicompost bucket is the newest fascination. Now they ask to hold a worm anytime they see me near the bucket. Just like magnets.
Daily the toy dump truck is loaded up with rocks. The toy tractors are the most used toy around here. You can usually find them together “vrooming” all over the farm. Here is a picture of my son stopping his truck to pick up some “goat berries”, aka poop, to load up in his truck. Yes I stopped him, and no that won’t be the last time he tries.
The hammer might be one of their most prized weapons, uh I mean, tools. An old block of wood with tons of nails that are half driven into it makes a great toy for the kids to practice with. The shovel is the second best tool, which is always missing when we need it.
My 3 year old’s favorite chore is holding the hose to fill a bucket with water. Which makes sense, because filling a bucket with water involves mud, right? My little guy’s favorite chore is feeding the goat kid a bottle.
Bare foot is the way to be
Good thing there are health benefits to grounding, but how can they walk on the rock driveway without cringing?
Take the time to watch your kids play outside this week. You might be surprised at how much their imaginative minds can lift your spirits. It is another opportunity to be grateful for the little ones who help give our lives meaning.
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