We are friends with this great family that lives about two hours from us. I wrote a post about Christmas caroling with them last year. They often come out for whole days at a time to help us with farm chores that are just too big for one family.
Today, all the boys came out and helped my dad and brothers split wood. Afterwards, they built this totem-man-statue-thing out of a couple logs. It made for a great picture, but it was ironic too. We're not on this farm, harvesting our own food and splitting our own wood just because we want the food or the wood -- we're here because we want a strong family. We're not really splitting wood -- we're building men.
It is easier to raise strong children than to repair broken men. ~ Frederick Douglass