Emma was particularly useful.
"I'm just making sure it still works Ma. You wouldn't want to drag it out of the barn only to find that it needs an oil change or something."
"Yeah Ma, and I need to do a strength test on the strap before you go hauling rocks or some other dumb thing. You don't want OSHA giving you a hard time right?"
"Hmmm, I guess it passes....I couldn't chew through it." Yet.
Donkeys are the most helpful of friends. Everything might take five times longer, but it's ten times more fun.