Sunday, April 27, 2014

Teaching kids life skill on a family farm

One of the huge benefits of the family farm lifestyle is being able to teach out children useful skill and principles firsthand.  Hunter spent a day learning about the physics of pulling tposts from the gro7nd with a tractor and chain.

How many wraps does it take to hold the post?

What angle should the chain be at relative to the bucket and post?

Is slack or tight a better starting position?

What is the most efficient manner to run through the motions?

What is required for safety?

It may be one skill,  but it is a host of principles and concepts to learn.  By the end of the day he was proud of his accomplishments and could pull a post safely and efficiently in about 30 seconds. 

The project was on the foothill property,  moving the sheep pen for fresh grass for the new arrivals.  Pictures soon!

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