Learning to Work
The first year we started The Pumpkin Ranch, the kids were 5 and 2. It was a little challenging to get much work done! They started out by just being with us as we worked. At 5 and 2, they came up with many games and adventures of their own in the barn or pumpkin field. Each year, as they saw us working, they asked to help. There were little jobs here and there they could do, like pick up tools, sweep the barn floor, or sort pumpkin seeds. This year they even helped us hoe weeds in the patch. And now, they’re earning money. Oh, what a great incentive to work!! And some days, they get to watch big equipment, like the tree mulcher filling up the play area.