Monday, September 17, 2012

Family work

Since being at the farm, we have divided up the work between each of us and gotten it done as individuals. It worked and we got things done but we didn't see much of each other. We moved to the farm to be together though!
This morning,after a family counsel on Sunday, we tried things differently and it went very very well. 
Yummy carrots.

Thinning carrots so the ones left can get big.
  • When my oldest and I got back from his early morning seminary and my exercise, we all met in the kitchen at 7am and listened to Dad read scriptures while the rest of us made breakfast,  and cleaned up.
  • Then we all headed for the garden. We worked out there getting things watered, weeded, banks built up, grasshoppers killed, the fence secured and the carrots and spinach thinned. 
  • When that was done, we all moved down to the poultry and cows. We got them watered, fed, eggs collected and the trees watered.
  • After that, we split up and did some individual chores. 
Lots of running around in the tall grass was happening during 'find the eggs that are getting lain outside' time.
It was so nice to work with my family. I am anxious to do it again tomorrow and then the next day. We accomplished a lot and in a short time. Working together brought us together and fostered harmony even in just this one time of doing it. I can't imagine the long term effects.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what an experience for all of you! The garden looks really good, and the egg hunt looks fun :) A LOT of work, but it's so great that you can do it together, what memories there'll be!