Here on the farm the apprentices starts their learning young. As anyone who has trained an apprentice knows, it is not easy the first time the apprentice tries a new task.
The easy relaxation before the task is undertaken:
Can turn to apprehension as the learner undertakes the new task:
Sometimes the master just has to look away and hope for the apprentice has listened carefully to the instructions.
When the task of the day has been mastered its time to build relationships with the other farm apprentice:
Meanwhile, the other senior farm worker is hard at work. Don't know how I achieved the weird effect in this shot, I think I moved rather quickly when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a tail lift. But I like it. I think it adds a soft and almost romantic touch to a job that is certainly far from either.
The FSO topic today is Human Labour. Pop over here to see the interpretations of the rest of the team on this topic; they are bound to be many and varied.