19 October 2011

the perfect farmhand...

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 ...if your crop is mud.


elfling loves to help with farm chores, & i love having his help. in fact, i believe it is important for toddlers to do take part in chores. a favorite of his is watering.

as you can see from the photos, he is an expert at getting things watered. look how the dirt is good & fully watered - how he takes such care in making sure that even the tiny sticks get a thorough watering.

sadly, he has little patience for watering the things on thefarm that i need watered. sure, he will aim the hose at plants, but it's mostly at the leaves, fruits, or flowers. even then, he's on to the next plant before the first drop of moisture hits the last plant's base.

i have tried sneaking out to water, but, & i suspect a certain hobbit has something to do with this, he almost always discovers me, & insists on lending a hand. sigh

at least he's good at watering the dirt. we'll never suffer for a want of mud. plus,

 
he is so damned adorable.

the world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful ~ e.e. cummings


~ peace.

2 comments:

tinsenpup said...

Our similarly cute toddler likes to feed the animals. Even if they've already been fed and even if she happens to be feeding the dog chicken food and the guinea pigs cat food.

kat (kats in the belfry) said...

tinsenpup, so cute! tiny farm experts everywhere you look - who knew?!!

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