Saturday was nephew day at the farm.
The festivities started with a tractor ride.
Followed by a hike.
A lesson in talking to turkeys.
And a test drive of a couple of the deer stands in the back forest.
We also took advantage of having two extra pairs of hands around and put them to work on our fall to-do list.
The task of burning up the massive brush pile we amassed over the past two weeks of tree trimming (to-do #16) took pretty much the whole day.
Also on the list was freeing our trees from rope, twine and stakes that have been tied around them (#10).
And finally picking up metal from the driveshed floor (#7).
We don’t want to be the completely uncool aunt and uncle, though, so we made sure they had time to have some fun too.
Including building (playing with) fire,
Making new friends,
And setting off firecrackers.
We even enjoyed an alfresco lunch altogether.
Pulling out all the stops for a hot gourmet feast.
So nephew day can be summed up by child labour, knives, firecrackers, lighters, axes, fire and fluorescent fake cheese pasta.
Matt’s brother may never let us have the kids again.