There has been a 3 year old that has needed some extra time on the GriggsDakota farm lately. She has learned where her favorite baked beans come from by investigating the pinto beans in the fields, picked a few cobs of corn for Sheyenne the horse, combined with Grandpa Fred and lined bales with Uncle Jim. Her 2 year old sister and I accompanied Miss E to the fields earlier this week for a visit. Miss E brought along Mama Jane’s camera to capture photos. When I turned to take her picture she held up the camera and said, “Mom! Mom! Smile now and say…FARM GIRL!”
Indeed I smiled. She is more of a farm girl than I would have dreamed her to be at age 3.
She can tell you these pinto beans will become baked beans we eat.
She taught her sister, Miss A, to pick a couple cobs of corn for Sheyenne.
There is no rest for the weary when you follow Miss E around the farm.
After checking fields, Miss E found her way to the hay field to hop in the tractor with Uncle Jim. Miss E is at an impressionable age and the farm is becoming a love of hers, teaching and training her in many life lessons while being surrounded by generations of family.
Speaking of impressionable and training, Miss E has a 14 year old teenage brother, Hunter, who loves training her to do really “cute” things according to a teenager. Yes she can sing “Jesus Loves Me” but instead her brother thinks there are cuter things to teach her…like rapping, “straight cash homey” and other funny one-liners. I captured this 30 second video on my phone a couple weeks ago and found it yesterday. It truly captures the excitement…of Miss E and you can see how proud her brother is on his training. I present our “straight cash homey” farm girl, an original on the North Dakota prairie.
My friend Aimee writes a fantastic blog, everyday epistle and includes a daily Bible verse on it. I’m not much of a Bible scholar but I think the appropriate verse after that video is:
“Train a child in the way she should go, and when she is old she will not turn from it.” -Proverbs 22:6
Translated to: we need less rapping, more Jesus Loves Me and more tractor time!
Linking up for with friend Emily of Zweber Farms Family Friday and also linking up for Verde Farm’s Fall Farm Friend Friday. It’s great to have this linky party back as it’s a favorite of mine that connects with farms of all sizes from all over the country and globe.