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I am so proud of my grandson, he is 18 now and has a girlfriend. He takes her on a date which is 4wdriving on extreme tracks in a forestry in his old Mitsubishi Pajero. Just the sort of courting his dear old Grandad would have done. Last trip out a fellow flagged them down who was stuck in a bog and they had to recover him, apparently his girlfriend Jess was all involved getting down and dirty hooking up straps etc. Looks like Brayden has my taste in women. They have fun together. Jess is also a sailor as well. What more could a fella want in a woman.

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I am very proud of Brayden, he is very resourcefull, a good driver, can handle machinery safely, can fix anything that I have not had time to attend to myself and he will often tell my wife "that is something Kenny showed me". So far he has not chosen a career path but that will come. At the moment he and his sister are full time sailing, they are on a "Futures sailing scholarship" with Australian Sailing which is part of the Australian Institute of Sport and are sailing the Olympic class 470, so who knows, maybe the next Olympics. They are starting to get to a high level, on the weekend Brayden jumped into a 29er as crew for a fellow who's crew could not make it, they won the regatta winning 5 of the 7 races and 2nd in the other two out of 10 boats. Luke the skipper would not normally have been expected to win. Brayden is becoming a specialist crew and along with his sister just have a feel and know when a boat is sailing fast and what to do to make it go fast. I think this is all to do with how we have encouraged them with things in general, give them a bit of information and knowledge but then let them loose to work things out for themselves, the farm background here has been a great opportunity to do just that.

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You are so right, anyone who grows up with experience on the land and hands on work experience is so far ahead of the pack. I was helping out an electrician the other day and he had an 18yr old apprentice with him who didn't have a clue. Couldn't use a shovel and had no idea how to use a battery drill. Your grandsons experience would have his problem solving brain figuring things out so much faster than kids without the hands on experience.
 
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You are so right, anyone who grows up with experience on the land and hands on work experience is so far ahead of the pack. I was helping out an electrician the other day and he had an 18yr old apprentice with him who didn't have a clue. Couldn't use a shovel and had no idea how to use a battery drill. Your grandsons experience would have his problem solving brain figuring things out so much faster than kids without the hands on experience.
Couldn't he find the switch to turn the shovel on Red?

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