Friday, October 15, 2010

Our Trip to the Farm

Before our tour, we had some time to kill, but we were prepared for that! 

First stop...Maisy the cow.  She was big and beautiful.   I don't remember the other cow's name.

Personally, my favorite part of the trip was visiting the goats. It was so endearing the way this guy started nibbling on my clothes!

There were adult pigs, 6-month-old pigs, and little two week old piglets!

 The sheep were huggable and had thick fur.

There were many chickens, mostly hens and one or two roosters.  The kids fed and pet them.  In the coop, we saw chicks and recently laid eggs.

I think this was the hardest part for the kids to leave because they wanted to run right up to groups of chickens.

We did a lot of walking, and after the animal visits were over, we walked to the garden.

The garden provided food to taste, a nice cooling mist, tunnels, and lots of beautiful, organic plants!

The kids selected their own pumpkins to take home.

 After the tour, the kids enjoyed their "no garbage" lunches.

What really made this tour were the amazing tour guides.  They educated the kids about things that come from the farm, what the animals eat and how they live, and seemed to understand the farm through the child's perspective.  It made it a fascinating trip, both of the kids and the adults.

1 comment:

  1. I especially love the garden.
    Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders-Thoreau


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