O.K....so I don't really love ear protection.
I love my hearing enough to like ear protection.
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Ear protection is a hot topic around our house.
It's not officially fall yet, but it is feeling more like it each day.
The temperature have be unseasonably cool around here and we even had to pull out the flannel sheets this weekend.
It is perfect sweatshirt weather which means that we have turned our attention to winter preparations.
But, before we can even think about winter preparations, we have some end of summer and fall items to check off our list.
Our calendar is full as usual, but we actually had a weekend almost completely at home. We took advantage of the home time to get caught up on all things cows.
We are spending this Labor Day weekend with family and friends. This post is from the archives, but still a great reminder as we struggle to get back into the swing of things for the new school year.
The evenings are starting to turn chilly, the leaves are beginning to turn and summer is winding down. School has started once again.
We are now a few weeks into the school year. The books have a couple of dog-eared pages, the eraser is half used, the sneakers have a few scuffs and the shiny newness is wearing off of things. A few tests and quizzes are in the grade books, and the dreaded homework is in full swing.
Summer on the farm isn't quite over, and the boys are having a hard time focusing on school work when they would much rather be out working in the fresh farm air. The garden is still producing and hay is still growing. Calves are waiting to be weaned and we are moving cows around to get everyone home and situated for winter paddocks. There are so still so many things that need to be done before we are ready for winter to set in.
So what do you do when you have a farm kid that just can't see the use of "all this book learnin"?
"I understand that I need to learn science to be able to take better care of my cows, but why do I need to diagram sentences?"
It is hard for kids to see the need for all the "useless information" that they are being tested over. As adults, we know why they need to learn these things and how useful it will all be to them later in life, but how do you make that relate to a kid that just wants to farm?
Hello! I am Heather... the city girl turned mom to manure loving country boys. My husband and I both grew up in the city, but spent weekends visiting grandparents in the country. We are first generation farmers who learn best by almost always doing things the hard way. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures down on the farm.