Well now the Labor Department doesn't want kids working on farms, this is about as silly as it can be. When are these kids going to learn anything? Just working their thumbs in iPods? Listen, you have to break so many bones before you die. How many kids get killed on bikes, how about skateboards, trampolines? Well there is one place where they won't get hurt, sitting on the couch watching T.V.; unless of course they fall off the couch.
When I worked on the farm at 12 years old, I broke my thumb cranking an ole steel wheel Ford tractor. Do you know what my parents told me? Don't do that anymore. So I went back to picking weeds.
I hope that law never passes. Too many farms are going to the wayside. And these young kids need to learn about farming, so they can keep farms going. And the only way they are going to learn is by doing it. All us city kids, boys and girls, worked on the farms at 50 cents a day. It was great! Your not going to live to 80 years sitting on the couch.
The Good Life
Carl A. Rozzelle