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