It would be easier and often quicker if the children were just left at home, but part of building a love of the land and a work culture in our family means that we have to be patient, especially when they are young, and involve them in the tasks and activities that they can successfully participate in. We also pay them a wage when they help us complete project jobs such as fencing. This teaches them that there can be financial reward on the farm, not just endless jobs with no pay! We have told them all that if they can think of a business enterprise that they can layer over the top of our enterprises, then they are welcome to start it on this farm. That hasn’t happened yet, and I’m sure if it does there’ll be problems to iron out, but what it does do is give them all that option, if that is where their desire and vocation calls them, without having to start all over again. Hopefully one of them will want to do marketing!!!