Children are curious and look at a farm as gigantic playground but it’s important to know that they don’t recognize or understand dangers and cannot easily remember rules from one situation to the next. So instead of going crazy saying “no don’t touch that” or “stay back”, designate a place on the farm just for them. A place that will keep them safe and allow you to continue working without them underfoot.
Some key elements to a good play area are fencing, ground cover, play activities, and supervision. So before the hustle and bustle of the season begins, if you have small children, designate a safe area for them on the farm, line-up additional supervision if necessary, or have them engage in off-the-farm activities during busy times.