One adorable little boy is making headlines with his impressive love for wood chopping.
Darcy Head is only 15 months old and he already knows how to wield an axe like his father. The young lad is the son of champion axeman Jaime Head and wood-chopping competitor Katrina Head. His parents noticed very quickly that he was happier with a tiny wooden axe in hand.
Of course, he has a few years before he can compete in the Brisbane Ekka, a major competition in Australia. His father has already garnered multiple world titles and is the seven-time Queensland Champion of Champions. He tells ABC News that his son could follow in his footsteps. “I’m pretty sure he’ll stick with it and we’ll see him in about 20 years’ time at the Brisbane Ekka,” Jaime says.
His mom also thinks he has potential and says his form and technique are both quite skilled for such a little guy. Despite his tiny stature he tries to keep up with his dad, who is training for the next competition at a personal set-up in his grandfather’s backyard.
Concerned parents needn’t worry. He always keeps a safe distance and only gets to use his wooden axe at the present moment. Apparently the desire to chop up a block of wood in record time runs in the family. Darcy’s 6-year-old sister, Anabelle, and his 4-year-old brother, Archie, also love to give axe-wielding a go.
This wood-chopping gene also goes back five generations. Jaime’s great grandfather used to fell timber, too. For now, the whole family attends the Ekka every year to cheer on their dad. It’s rare to see a family have such a unique hobby in common. Keep an eye out for little Darcy in a couple decades.