My Kids

Earning Their Keep


They’re weeding.  Alex is weeding the asparagus bed and Julia’s weeding around the garlic.

Yeah, we don’t believe in all that namby-pamby feeding the children because we brought them into the world and we’re responsible for them garbage.

They’re out of kindergarten, they’re out of diapers.

They’re old enough to get out there and work.


Here’s Alex shredding newspapers to use as mulch around the strawberry plants.


And Julia made this rock garden underneath the vent opening from the basement. 


She takes pride in her work.


Alex, stuck in the hot sun running the shredder, felt he got the raw end of the deal.

But it all evened out.

The next day Julia had to scrub the deck.


I’m thinking we might need the driveway re-paved next….   

2 thoughts on “Earning Their Keep

  1. Ahhh, it’s not going to kill them. Just keep reminding them that they are in training for when you get that farm and they have to milk the cows and slop the hogs and feed the chickens and gather the eggs all before breakfast.

  2. We didn’t have a deck when I was growing up, but if we had, I think scrubbing it might have been a favorite chore. It looks fun to me. (I fully cop to the fact I’m a little strange)

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