posted on May, 15 2014 @ 10:25 AM
a reply to: chiefsmom
More than likely they are family farms. Whenever my Dad deployed somewhere he'd send us kids to my Grampas farm, where we all helped out. I was toting
milk buckets at five, riding the lawnmower by 7, (I still love mowing grass), got my first rifle at 8yrs and learned to hunt, was driving the one of
the tractors in the field by ten. When I was 14 I was riding a bike 15 miles to work in a kitchen in Wisconsin Dells during the summer, By sixteen, I
was in charge of the Produce Dept and worked a second job at the local airport fueling planes and running the radio. I've been working my whole life.
Even after retiring I continued to work until I injured myself, yet still do volunteer at a friends farm. (At least there I can work at my own
I'm not a fan of child labor laws, but understand why they were put in place.
edit on 15-5-2014 by TDawgRex because: Just a ETA