1. This 12-year-old is keeping traditions alive at his family farm

Farm livin' is the life for 12-year-old Brayden Nadeau, who wakes up every day before dawn to start working at his grandfather's farm in Minot, Maine. Brayden feeds the chickens, pigs, turkeys, and cows, cleans their stalls, and picks vegetables, which he sells at a produce stand he opened two years ago. "I taught him the basics and he took it from there," his grandfather, Dan Herrick, told The Washington Post. "I couldn't be more proud that Brayden wants to follow the tradition of farming." Herrick's farm is 25 acres, and Brayden has taken over much of the duties, all on his own. "Nobody has ever asked Brayden to do this — there's just nowhere else he'd rather be," his grandmother, Marie Herrick, said. "It's been a joy all these years to watch him learn everything he can from Dan." Brayden loves every aspect of working on the farm, from planting seeds to selling fresh eggs to customers at his stand. "I really enjoy it — even getting up at 5 in the morning," he told the Post. "I'm not into video games and goofing around on my phone like some of my friends. I'd rather be busy on the farm."

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