A real working FAMILY farm

It takes all family members that live here on the farm to do their share of work here on the family farm. Sometimes that in itself can be a challenge. Take my 9 year old son Lucca…he doesn’t enjoy chores around the farm at all. He would much rather sit in front of the TV watching cartoons all day and night. It can be harder and more time consuming getting he up and out the door to gather eggs or help water beds then doing it yourself. But I really…really want him to feel a part of this place to know what he does here matters to this farm. Mark and I do disagree on how to motivate Lucca to be more interested in helping out and doing more around here. Mark is a Army vet so his way is the…there is no joy in work Son…its not fun…its not going to fun…and yes, you will do it…because I said so! My way is the teenager way…hey son, let’s  strap on the earbuds, turn on the Ipod jams and pick the bean dancing in the field…my way Lucca’s basket is somewhat filled…Mark’s way Lucca’s basket is full…but often laced with tears leaving the field or at least one of them Mark or Lucca mad at the other.  I don’t know the answer as to how to make my son do more here…or want to do more around here. But I do know we have to keep trying…This is a real working family farm and there is more than enough chores to going around. Back when farming kids were plenty it was not a option when it came to farm work…they all had to pitch in or starve. Now that is surly not the case here but it is important to the farm and animals that we all do our share of the work load. Growing up on a family farm like I did..we all had things we took care of…baby goats, calf’s or raking the hay..Lord I hated the raking of the hay…tractor moving at like 2 miles an hour through a hundred acre field all day in the hot sun. But I felt a part of the success or failure of the farm and the family. I will include my dad was also an army vet…work’s not fun…its not going to fun…and you WILL do it…

 

CSA News & Updates

Our Fall CSA will be kicking off August 27th. with the 1st. pickup. I will be sending out an update to any opening shares in the fall CSA that have come up later this week.

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My name is Peggy Lynn Marchetti. I am a wife, a mother of two beautiful, never boring children, and a farmer... that's right - a farmer... a female farmer to be exact. I live on a beautiful little third generation organic farm in middle Tennessee.

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3 comments on “A real working FAMILY farm
  1. mark says:

    sometimes i feel compelled to state my side of things…this is one of them…
    it’s not easy motivating a 9 year old boy to pick beans…i believe just having him do it is the way…eventually he will see the fun and joy of it…peggy tries to motivate him with ipods and music while he is working and he just ends up listening to music and not picking beans…i just think there is a time and place for everything…i think work can be fun…but first you have to work…and the answer is probably somewhere between peggy and my ideas on motivation

  2. emmy says:

    August 23rd is a Tuesday. Is that correct for the first fall pickup?

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