is it too much responsibility for three kids to do all the work on a family farm by seven am in time for school?

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No - it's not too much responsibility for 3 kids on a family farm to do, before they have to leave by 7:00 a.m. for school.

    Most kids on family farms are expected to get up before dawn in order to milk the cows, feed the cows, feed the chickens, etc., and STILL leave for school by 7:00 a.m. It's part of a kid's responsibility to his family  when he grows up on a family farm.

    Kids on family farms have had to do that for YEARS, and so have their parents; and none of them complain about it..

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  • 1 month ago

    I think that depends on the work and how much it is, how old the children are, etc. 

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  • A X
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If you're saying the kids do all the work and the parents don't, then it's too much. Otherwise that's farm life.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    it's your farm, you take care of it

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  • 1 month ago

    It all depends. Is the workload a reasonable amount? And by that I mean are you asking three people to do the work of more than that, say 5 or 6? If you are asking them to do an unreasonable amount of work, and it is affecting their schooling, then yeah, that would be too much. But if they can easily get the work done, and keep good grades, then there is nothing wrong with them contributing. It will teach them responsibility and how to work hard.

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  • 1 month ago

    Depends how much work there is I suppose.

    Having regular chores which can be completed by seven a.m. is not a big deal.  Our girls, for instance, were always in charge of the bottle calves (bottle calves on a ranch are usually one of a set of twins because cows can't count past one and walk off with one calf and leave the other. ; ) and made sure they were fed before they ate breakfast and left for school.

    Currently our oldest daughter who lives near us and her two girls are in charge of five bottle calves. : )

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  • 1 month ago

    Well, yes.  Farm work is NEVER done.  It is 24 x 7 x 365. 

    It is and was common for children to have chores that they had to do (milk cows, feed animals, collect eggs, muck stables, harness animals, etc.) before going to school.  That would only be a fraction of "all the work" on a family farm. 

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  • Jill
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes                                                      

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