It’s Family, Friends & Farmin’ Friday – Today I’m focusing on family farms, various chores and how the division of the labor is decided – who does the egg collecting, the garden tending, the milking, etc.
Today’s page of the week is: Shawnee Run Farm & Greenhouse
Be sure you tell them we sent you over to say hello.
Today’s blog of the week is: Untrained Housewife – and check out their latest blog – 4 Ways to Make Chores More Fun for Kids
Gathering eggs – good to know if you’re just starting out or ever wanted to know how:
How to milk a cow by hand (video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0_9lHwDe40
Weeding a garden:
This is some of the chores we do and how we divide them on our little micro-farm: http://hearthsteader.net/2013/01/18/chore-challenges/
Here’s how it was done on most family farms back in the old days:
Chores that take 10 minutes or less:
The family homestead’s division of cleaning chores: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/cleaninglists.htm
Morning chores on the modern homestead: http://www.nwedible.com/2011/11/morning-chores-on-modern-homestead.html
How and why this family farm divides chores on the farm for their children: (this is part 1 – a link to part 2 is found in comments section on the page) http://godfreyfamilyfarms.com/kids-and-chores-on-the-farm-part-1/
Did you know there are some government regulations about children working / doing certain chores on farms? (This issue was from last year in April of 2012) http://reason.com/blog/2012/04/25/feds-to-outlaw-farm-chores-for-kids
To be fair, read both sides of the debate: http://thegraph.com/2012/04/us-labor-department-is-not-banning-children-from-doing-farm-chores/
How do you split the chores on your hearthstead / homestead?