I have told you a couple of stories about our attempts at raising a garden and the purchase of our little herd of cattle. Before I post anymore stories I thought you should meet the farmhands that I mention in my posts.
Ever since he was born he has loved animals. He doesn’t discriminate on his love of creatures, he likes everything from cows to the little creepy crawly things that he knows his momma can’t stand. At times he has surprised me with his little pets in places that there shouldn’t be any, such as his pockets when I am doing laundry.
Where other kids his age are sitting inside playing video games he likes being outside helping around the property. He especially loves piling brush for some reason. A job I honestly hate to do. He’s very good at taking care of our animals. Don’t get me wrong though, he still loves his video games and there are times I would like to throw it out the door.
Braxton, being two years younger than his brother, wants to be exactly like him. Unfortunately, at three years old his youthful enthusiasm usually ends up getting him in trouble. Also, where Sam loves animals Braxton is terrified of them. He tries to put on a brave face but as soon as an animal draws near to him he goes into a panic. Our poor dog, Duke, wants to play with him but Sam has told him Duke wants to eat him. Now, every time Duke runs to him, Braxton runs screaming that he’s going to eat him.
Braxton is a good help though. Like Sam, he likes to be outside picking up sticks and piling them up to burn. His favorite job is feeding the chickens. Its easy for him because they are in their house so he doesn’t actually have to get near them to give them feed.
Miss Amelia is our little princess. At just a year and a half and surrounded by all boys I thought for sure she would be a little tomboy, but I was wrong. She doesn’t like animals, and screams her lungs out at the sight of a cow. She is more at home inside helping mommy do the cooking.
This little princess can be a diva though, she doesn’t allow the boys take advantage of her and more often than not she has at least one of them on the ground with her sitting on top of them with a big grin on her face. Our other two girls are 19 and 16 so she has to take care of herself, and she does good. All the boys are afraid of her temper.
Alexander is not only the younger twin, but he is the youngest of our six children, and being the youngest seems to make him the most emotional. He is the easiest to get his feelings hurt because he is just a laid back little boy. It’s amazing the traits of twins that I have learned. Alex and Amelia are like polar opposites. Where Amelia is feisty and doesn’t let anyone take advantage of her, Alex is quiet and always smiling. He seems a lot calmer than his sister.
I have noticed the same traits in my husband and his twin brother. My brother-in-law is definitely more laid back than my husband. My husband can be very intense and leaves his emotions on his sleeve so to speak.
Well, I have introduced you to most of my little farmhands so in future when I talk about them you have a face to go with the name.