Little Farm Helpers – Wordless Wednesday

We don’t agree with child labor or slave labor, but we do desire to teach our children to work according to there age and abilities. Our little guys are not required to do many chores other than pick up their toys, help put their clothes in their cubbies and help a sibling or parent feed the animals. Yet they are often found doing more because when the older children are told to do something they trail along behind. Little farm helpers. That’s one advantage to having many children – the older ones do tend to teach the younger ones by example (and not the example they set is not always positive! ;) ) Below is our 4 year old “Nookie” who loves helping take care of the chickens. He’s very kind and gentle and actually very good at catching them.

Our Little Farm Helpers

The diapered dude is our baby who will be two this month. My daughter captured him helping fill the chicken waterer with the hose.

Please excuse the marker all over them, markers usually end up in them coloring each other’s skin!

Our little farm helpers thrive on helping.

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30 comments

  1. Tammy says:

    I think it’s good to find something that a child of any age can do to help out.

  2. Carolyn G says:

    That’s awesome!!

  3. They look like great helpers! While we aren’t farmers, my kids definitely know how to pull their weight around here!

  4. It makes me smile at how enthusiastically they help!

  5. I love these! If we had chickens I know that would be my daughter too!

  6. Penelope says:

    Those are some CUTE helpers!

  7. Kelly says:

    Oh, I know how hard it is to catch a chicken so that is impressive. Cute photos!

  8. Marcie W. says:

    Love these photos and the marker just makes it that much more “real”

  9. Donna says:

    Love these photos! What cute lil’ helpers you have!

  10. Jenn says:

    Big helper! And catching chickens is no easy feat.

  11. Amanda says:

    So cute! And I think it’s great you’re teaching them good values from an early age!

  12. Wow. You REALLY start them young, don’t you?

    And yeah, even Rocky Balboa had a tough time catching a chicken!

  13. Yeah, we do, Andrew! :) And yes, you, Jenn and Kelly are correct, it is hard to catch a chicken, but he does it somehow.

    Thanks, Marcie, good to know that “real” is appreciated!

    Sara, that’s what we are trying to teach them – they need to clean up after themselves and help the family keep the household going.

    Thanks everyone, we think they are pretty cute too! ;)

  14. I love this! And your pictrues are GREAT!

  15. Thanks, Ashley, my daughter took them, at least I think she took both of these! lol!

  16. Katie says:

    what good helpers!

  17. Nolie says:

    You got some awesome and very cute little helpers.

  18. He looks very excited about holding that chicken! How adorable!

  19. Jennifer says:

    too cute. I can’t believe he’ll hold a chicken. I can’t imagine my 2 year old being that brave

  20. Henrietta says:

    Aww, very sweet! My daughter was always really good at catching the chickens when she was little too!

  21. So cute!! I have yet to catch one of my chickens, still such a city girl!

  22. I love his smile! He is adorable!

  23. Toni says:

    You have some great little helpers there.

  24. Jen says:

    What adorable helpers you have there!

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