Dateline: 15 March 2014
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Our woodpile is right beside our house. We fill Our Yeoman Woodbox by handing wood from outside, through a window, to someone inside. It doesn't take long to fill the box and it will last a few days before it needs to be filled again.
Earlier this week I was handing wood through the window to Marlene and my grandson, Futureman, was outside with me. I realized it was a good opportunity to put him to work.
Futureman knows the routine from standing on the couch by the window as we've loaded the wood box many times through the winter. And if I had a small piece of firewood I would hand it through the window to him to give to Marlene. But this day was his first time outdoors.
It takes longer to get the woodbox filled when Futureman is helping, but that's beside the point. My grandson is learning to do important, necessary work at less than two years old.
By the way, that Carhart coat was his father's when he was Futureman's age.