Thank you, Luighseach. My wife, who was raised on a farm, also gave
me the same advice. The program went very well. I often had 4 or 5
kids at a time threading beanpods, peeling onions, and scooping the
pulp out of the squash. We constantly had the chickens underfoot,
going after all the dropped bits and pieces. We now have a few
strings of beans drying by the chimney in the wattle & daub Planters
house, a tub of sand laced with turnips & beets in a back corner of
the tobacco barn, and 2 trays of drying squash cubes that we can reuse
in a Native American program next Saturday. We had our basket of
games out by the door of the house. There were a couple of times that
we had a group of kids working and another playing. When that
happened, we had fun telling the fable of the Grasshopper and the Ant.
Thanks again for the help with the short notice request. Folks here
seem to always come through.