As you can imagine there is always a lot of work to be done on a farm. Maybe some of you don’t have to imagine because you live on a farm and you know the work that has to be done daily. Restoration Farm is a working farm that definitely has its share of tasks that need to be done to maintain the property and care for the animals.
A couple of weeks ago it was time to get the hay cut and into the barn. We had several volunteers come and help with getting the bales up into the barn loft and stacked. There is a saying about “many hands making light work” and all of the hands that helped with the hay definitely made it a quicker process getting it into the barn – and for that we were grateful.
One highlight from this time was some father/son teams being able to help out. It was great getting to watch a father (who had done haying before) work alongside his son and show him that it is indeed hard work. A shared experience like this can certainly be a bonding time for a parent and a child. It also makes you appreciate the fact that most of us don’t have to do this task often, but that it is necessary in the process of caring for farm animals.
We are very grateful for our volunteers that came out that day to help. If you and your family would like to help out with similar farm tasks (and there are plenty to choose from depending on the season) please reach out to us via the “Contact” or “Volunteer” tabs. We would love to see you at the farm and let you engage in some of the chores that help keep Restoration Farm running and looking good!
You cause the grass to grow for the livestock
and plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth food from the earth