The four year old farmer boy
took the goats for a walk along the creek today.
The goats stuck close to their herder, running when he did, stopping when he did, back tracking when he did, going down to the creek when he did...
It wasn't really clear who was keeping an eye who.
He helped feed the goats and put them in the shed. Like a well trained boy from the bush, he made sure the chooks were in and the gate was shut.
I am not advocating child labour but it is easy to see how it is possible for children in many communities, through tradition, experience and need to take on such responsibilities at an early age.