It is no secret, farming is a team sport. Family is the key to making it all happen. We talk a lot about our adult viewpoints, but what about the farm kids? What do they see through their eyes? What are their opinions? I recently took a minute to jot down 10 questions to ask our boys. Their responses were collected individually, so they wouldn’t be able to influence each other’s answers. Here is what they had to say.
1. What is your favorite chore?
Samuel: Driving the tractor.
Nathan: Taking care of the dog.
Titus: Cleaning the equipment.
2. What do you like least about living on a farm?
Samuel: Feeding cows.
Nathan: Cutting hay.
Titus: All the work.
3. What is your favorite food?
Samuel: Chocolate gravy.
Nathan: Cinnamon rolls.
4. What is your least favorite food?
5. Which animal is your favorite?
Samuel: Lulu (our dog).
Titus: Duchess (his cat).
6. What is the happiest thing you remember?
Samuel: When we got a four wheeler.
Titus: Raising bottle calves.
7. Where is your favorite place?
Samuel: The fish pond.
Nathan: The creek.
Titus: In a tractor cab.
8. Would you rather read a book or watch a movie?
Samuel: Watch a movie.
Nathan: Read a book.
Titus: Read a book.
9. What is your favorite school subject?
10. If you could change anything, what would it be?
Samuel: There would be no school.
Nathan: That the cows could feed themselves hay.
Titus: All brand new tractors on the farm.
Some of their answers made me smile. I tried to keep a professional, interviewer face. Quite a few answers were very predictable. For example, I know Samuel dislikes school work. He would rather learn things in the field with his father.
This was a fun activity. It took only a few minutes to complete and each child enjoyed the special attention.
And I learned that we need to work on our love for vegetables…haha.
What about you? Have you ever interviewed kids before? Feel free to share your favorite questions!
Thanks for reading,