When Teddy the world trav­eler vis­its Grandpa’s farm, trac­tor rid­ing is a must.

Farm & Ranch Living - - CONTENTS - BY ALISHA GRU­BER

y 6-year-old son, Teddy, has done a lot of trav­el­ing. As a mil­i­tary kid, he vis­ited 20 states be­fore he turned 1, and he has lived in four dif­fer­ent places, in­clud­ing Ja­pan, in his first six years of life. Of all the places Teddy has been, his fa­vorite is my fam­ily’s farm in ru­ral Iowa. He loves help­ing my dad, Ted, with his many farm chores, and the two en­joy spend­ing en­tire days out­side to­gether. Last year, lead­ing up to our visit at Grandpa Ted’s, Teddy wrote out a to-do list of things he wanted to ac­com­plish on the farm. The list in­cluded feed­ing the cows, driv­ing Grandpa’s trac­tor, rid­ing horses, rid­ing in the truck, feed­ing the kit­tens, eat­ing Cheez Whiz and pulling trail­ers. Grandpa made sure Teddy com­pleted his list and he even added an ad­di­tional task. Grandpa saved his ma­nure haul­ing un­til Teddy vis­ited so he could have a buddy to ride along with him in the trac­tor.


Grandpa Ted and grand­son Teddy are dressed for a full day of farm chores.

There’s al­ways so much to do when Teddy vis­its his grand­fa­ther’s farm in Iowa.

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