I borrowed a mandoline from a neighbor and sliced two heads. Phoebe took up the meat mallet with proud purpose to pound the cabbage to release its juices. Another key to having a toddler helper: act like it's normal and don't over-praise because then you will mark their helpfulness as somehow abnormal. I want to encourage all the helpers! We all eat food in this house and by gum, we can all pitch in.
I lugged the crock up to the balcony - I'm going to try fermenting outside! The crock is in a sheltered spot and will get strong morning sun. So far the weather has been fairly mild, so we'll see how the bacteria like being outside in the fresh air to make sauerkraut.