It's Not Like They Don't Have Opportunity For Fun
These two go camping, fishing, hiking. Even in their own yard there are canoe rides and exploring beaver dams,
Scooping out ram pens with big equipment, or pitching out stalls by hand, or mucking out various pens and cages. Hauling the manure to the compost areas or directly to the gardens. Tilling up the gardens as well as planning, planting, weeding, watering and harvesting.
Not to mention , training and working their grown dogs and the pups they are training to sell as started young dogs and the pups they're keeping.
Like the squab that they watch over or they attempt to hand raise.
Or the quail,
Or the adult doves
Or the chicks,
Or the ducks,
Or the turkeys that have to be turned out and pastured everyday then brought in every night, and the turkey eggs that need to be artificially hatched and brooded each spring.
Like the two new horses that they bought this summer.
That they use to herd the sheep out to the back forty.
You'd think the sheep alone would be enough to keep them occupied and entertained what with lambing, shearing, processing wool, spinning, rug making, deciding with Dad who are the replacement lambs and who are the locker lambs.
And then really most people would be satisfied with the entertainment and chores that just one family/guard dog would be.
But no, these girls have all of this in their lives and then they still have to keep....
A pet mouse!