Monday, October 21, 2013

A day at the farm

A few weeks ago we met up with some other local bloggers to visit a little farm in a nearby town. When I was a kid we visited friends almost every summer on a big farm. Even now, when I think farm I think of acres and acres and acres of crops, lots of cattle, lots of pigs, lots of chickens, sheep, goats. A huge red barn, silos, out buildings, windmills, tractors every where, a big white farmhouse... you get the idea. Anyway, this farm was definitely a little farm. The goats were the only animals we saw besides a few chickens and several dogs. But we had a good time and it was the perfect size farm for a little outing. Unfortunately we were late and missed a hayride (my kids would've loved it!) but we still had a fun time!

This was my kids' first visit to a farm and they weren't quite sure what to think about the goats. I think C might have fed the goats a few grains but I'm not even sure about that. I'm pretty sure he dropped all the grain before he got close enough.

The kids weren't too sure about the farm animals but they had a blast running and playing. I think this was the first truly cold day we've had this fall. It was really chilly out.

While the kids were playing they noticed one of the chickens running around the yard, outside of the pin. Each of my kids ran up to me, one after the other, and excitedly told me that "A chicken got out of it's cage and we don't know how it's going to get back in!" Ha! 

We got a few fun pumpkin pics!

There were several dogs running around. This one was the sweetest thing! And I truly LOVE this pic of J. She's always afraid of dogs.. even little dogs.. but she warmed up to this one and you can tell she's really happy to pet him. I love the expression on her face.

This dog was so sweet and patient. He didn't seem to mind four kids petting him at once.

There was a little farm store on the property. The kids had fun picking out a few little pumpkins and paying for them before we left.

We'll definitely visit this farm again. I really want to try some of their fresh produce next time. And I would really recommend a trip out if your kids haven't experienced a bit of farm life. One of my friends is even having birthday party here for her little girl which sounds like a lot of fun!


  1. Such adorable pictures! And that dog just stole my heart.

  2. Looks like a wonderful time :) Your photos are all great ! Are you still loving your camera ????? Have a great rest of the week :)

    1. Thanks, Tammy, yes I'm still loving my camera but still have a lot to learn too! :)