There's nothing more delightful than a beautiful spring weekend spent with our grandchildren. And Spring has definitely arrived!
We had a farm weekend with Tyler (10), Mackenzie (5), and Easton (3).
It was a weekend packed with farm fun and lots of outdoor activity. We hiked the Dragon Tree Trail and Tyler remarked that no matter how old he gets, exploring the trails never loses its appeal. Saturday evening, we explored the woods via golf cart with a spotlight. We do this whenever we can. "Going on safari" is one of the kids' favorite nighttime activities, and gives them an opportunity to see the forest critters at night... their eyes shining back at us.
Part of spending time on the farm is dedicated to taking care of the normal farm tasks - like feeding animals, cleaning up manure, and helping with the garden. I had three helpers planting the rest of our onion sets and then watering them.
I try to encourage all of the kids to participate in whatever activity we need to do... even to help with meal preparation.
Sunday morning, we made homemade buttermilk pancakes.
Mackenzie measured out all of the dry ingredients. Easton cracked the eggs and measured the buttermilk. And Tyler dropped the batter onto the griddle.
I am a firm believer that when kids participate in growing or preparing food, they have a better appreciation for it. I also love to help kids with life skills. So much can be learned in the kitchen.
You will need to follow the link to see the video, HERE is a link to it.
As you can see.... Easton, at three, has mastered egg-cracking. And I'm happy to report that there was not a single egg shell in the scrambled eggs!