Today my partner in crime and life are off to buy some poles so we can start extending the chook pen. What seemed large at the time is no longer with sixteen chooks in it and if we can’t let them out till later in the day it needs to be bigger.
We also want to build yet another small pen in case we need to separate any sick chooks, also a spare one in case we are given any chooks, it comes up from time to time that there are homeless chooks, so we want to be ready.
Our number one and only son has signed up for the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and is really looking forward to it. They do volunteering, and sports and bushwalking and not really sure about the rest as we don’t have all the details but it is a great program. So this year he will achieve, assuming he completes all his things, the Bronze Award, and Silver and Gold in the following two years. Just a fantastic program for teenagers.
The other thing he will be doing this year is going on a five day sailing trip, also organised through his school. He will be going with about twenty other Year 10 students and will be an amazing experience which we really really wanted him to go on. He so looking forward to this also, they have to work on the boat and they learn about sailing.
So, our number one and only son will have a huge learning curve this year with all these things he will be doing. They will teach him some life skills, responsibility (though he is pretty good in this area) work ethic, team work and he will have a lot of fun. We are so glad he has these opportunities, more life experiences that help hi m on the road to becoming a man.