Little Red Story: Farm Girl

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Little Red Story: Farm Girl

December 19, 2014
posted by Brittney Snow

Time for chores! A sentence that can make people of all ages cringe or suddenly feel sleepy. For that reason, some say that it’s a good idea to give kids housework when they’re young. It can encourage them to complete their cleaning duties in the future. While they might not be able to do the dishes or start the laundry, toddlers can help with other tasks. They can pick up their toys and books and put away dirty clothes. They can even help with pets around the house. You know, like feeding the family’s 750-1200 pound horses. Wait, maybe that only applies to our November Little Red Stories Winner, Tyla.

Unlike many tots, Tyla has about 3 years of experience under her cow girl belt when it comes to caring for horses. Her Uncle Ty (who she was named after) gave her a wagon for her 1st birthday and her mom, Amanda, would use it to take Tyla outside with her to do chores. “The horses were so gentle with her,” says Mom. Now, feeding the horses is one of Tyla’s favorite things to do on the farm.

Amanda says that “Tyla is definitely a country girl.” In November, Tyla joined her Uncle Tyler as he looked for deer. She also enjoys playing with her kitty or just being outside. You’ll find her swinging on her swing set and riding her bike. “She also loves to dressing up and pretending she is a different Disney princess every day. She loves to sing, especially if she has an audience to clap for her,” says her mom.

  • Tyla, Mom and Dad
  • Tyla and Uncle Ty
  • Tyla, her wagon, Stella and Bella

Tyla will spend Christmas with her parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and a bunch of aunts, uncles and cousins. “We’re very blessed to have a wonderful family to spend Christmas with,” says Amanda.