Tuesday, October 24, 2017

To make a farmer

If a man owns land,
 the land owns him.
                     Emerson

There is actually no way to make a farmer but you can plant a love of the land and watch what becomes of it. We had the pleasure of sharing our world this week with our little granddaughter. She came and experienced life on the farm. There were those everyday chores, along with the exploration that is a very important part.


This has been such a wonderful week for all involved. A hat which I had knitted with my Mom long ago has finally found its rightful place. Long before Little Miss was born that hat has waited for someone special. There was, of course, the exchanging of hats to find the one that fits just right. She finally settled on the rainbow one. It now has a home on a beautiful head and this fills my heart. With lots of choices in hats, as well as life, you will eventually find the one that suits you.


To go and feed the cows was a big hit. Little Miss would head out every day and help her grandfather feed. She is now a very experienced horn honker and bucket operator. 


Those tools that sit in the cubby beside the seat showed off a special talent she seems to have. One morning while we sat in the tractor (again) she picked up those tools one by one. I told her ratchet, wrench and screwdriver only once. Before I knew it I was like the surgical nurse and she was demanding her tools one by one. She was trying to take the steering wheel off. It was pretty funny. Apparently, Grandpa was fixing my tractor one day and she watched him. To take things apart and put them back together on the farm is always a good thing.


Next, there was her interaction with the cows. She was mesmerized by them and the cows would stand there and listen to her. I think that a “Cow whisperer” like her Grandma and her Grandpa is always a great skill to have on a farm.


Little Miss, fell in love with the land just as I knew she would. There was never too much time spent in the house. Outside was where she wanted to be. Busy and outside is definitely something that farmers have to enjoy.


One day we headed to the bush to check out the fall leaves. There was another little girl who came to visit and Little Miss and she enjoyed what they found. This place among the trees is a place where I have always found great joy and comfort. It was very apparent to me that Little Miss has found a place that will wait for her and will always be there when she needs it.


So, you cannot make a farmer but you can share your life and your love of the land and see what becomes of it.


Later

22 comments:

  1. The cap look so beautiful with multiple colors on them. It has suited on the right place. Now a days kids enjoy their time in gardening, feeding animals. I have experienced this with my kid when i go to my father's house.

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  2. each photo tells a story all by itself, I like all of them, my favorite is the little hands using the tools, that really tells a story... love the cow stare down to. so sweet

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  3. Lovely post! And the hat is perfect for her - the knitted one and the farming one :-).

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  4. What a special time you had wit your 'Little Miss'. She looks to be just the right age to absorb all those new experiences.

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  5. You are making wonderful memories for little Miss. I love the hat and all the stories from the farm.

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  6. Such a sweet story of little Miss enjoying the farm. I love that rainbow hat. Perhaps a farmer she will be. Hugs, lj

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  7. What a cute story today. The hat is very special and it fits just right. Soon she's come back to help and she will know just what to do.
    Hugs, Julia

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  8. Love, love, love this! I know you are loving every minute of it!!

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  9. This is something I truly believe. I share my love of Nature and see it blossoming in my Grands. What legacy could be better? I believe your little one is on her way to becoming a Cow Whisperer. Look at how the cows are attentive to her! The rainbow hat is perfect for her.

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  10. Sharing your love of the farm is the first step, the next is up to her, but I think she's headed your way. Lovely to see the little head wearing those lovely hats.

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  11. It sounds like a perfect time - for you all.

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  12. NOTHING better than having grands on the farm. Passing on that love and receiving so much more in return.

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  13. It's so much fun for the grands to visit the farm! (I also love the Emerson quote at the beginning of the post.)

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  14. This sounds like the best experience for this young lady!

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  15. How wonderful that she has such a special place to visit! - xo Nellie

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  16. You are indeed "making a farmer", or at least someone who will have a life-long appreciation of farms and farmers. This is a lovely story, told as much in photos as in words. Hugs, C

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  17. What child wouldn't enjoy doing those things on a farm. It must have been uplifting to see her so. Cute photos.

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  18. What a wonderful and special time you shared with your little granddaughter. She looks cute with the hat. Loved the shot at the end.

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  19. The land owns me and I love the land, almost (probably) unreasonably. Land is God's creation, the first garden our home and I've spent my entire life returning to that first love. God has blessed me, greatly, with a piece of His Kingdom here on earth.

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