Adolph kept busy, if it rained, he found jobs inside, the corn crib or keeping the hay at the ready,. Oh, the corn cobs made good kindling for starting the old cook stove. Kindling was my job and washing diapers, that’s a job I, like Elizabeth, hated. Adolph’s barn stalls were always clean with fresh bedding for his hourses and cattle. When we were older Grandpa Edwin gave us sheep, but when I was under 8 there were lots of pigs, butchering was a big thing, bailing hay was big, thrashing to get wheat for flour or chicken feed. Adolph was a good farmer. They saved wood and they even had a furnace in the basement of the room where I was born, real class! I always liked to see Adolph come with a hammer, nails and boards as he could build such neat closets and shelves in no time. Like Mathias, his father, Adolph was great with wood. Lots of nice surprises.