It just amazes me how much work a boy can do when he's having fun!! Our oldest grandson, Jake, was allowed to drive Gramp's Kubota. Now don't worry, we're always right there with him, he's wearing a seat belt (did you know tractor's have seat belts?), and he drives very carefully. Gramps has taught him well! He drove around for a while and the next thing we knew he had stopped at the edge of woods, got off and began picking up dead limbs and logs. He loaded them on the mowing deck and took them to our burn pile. When you live in the country, there's always a burn pile!!
I love this shot!! Drew and Josh following the tractor with big brother Jake watching to make sure they're not getting to close! I love Josh's arm around Drew! They're pretty good buddies!
After clearing out a lot of short logs he and I decided to drag out some fallen trees. I tied on the strap and he pulled them to the pile.
Gramps and I burned the pile one day this week. I have a little trick for starting fires. I save dryer lint. I will stop and say this KEEP YOUR LINT IN YOUR DRYER CLEANED OUT!!! It is highly flammable! I started this fire with two handfuls of lint and two matches!. You would be shocked to see how fast dryer lint flames up! OK, off my soap box, but please do be careful with your lint! At the end of the day there was just a pile of smoldering ashes!
Jake, you don't know how much we appreciate all the hard work you did for us!! Gramps and I would have been very sore after getting on and off the tractor as many times as you did and picking up all those logs! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! If I could hug your neck through this computer I would!!