Thursday, September 13, 2012

Field Trip: The Farm

While we were in Door County camping this past weekend we visited The Farm, a living museum of rural America.

The kids really, really enjoyed it. Treyton told me 3 or 4 times while we were there “Thanks for bringing us here, Mom.” IMG_4461Right when we got there, the kids got to bottle feed some baby goats. IMG_4463 The kids were pretty psyched about the whole experience. IMG_4466

Audrey of course loved all the animals. She is such a laugher and squealer, it’s a blessing to watch.

IMG_4470The next stop was feeding the big animals (goats, sheep, pigs, horses, etc.) Audrey would attempt to give the animals one corn kernel at a time ;) IMG_4475 

IMG_4479Not too surprisingly, the kids, Tim and I really enjoyed the garden portion, too. Looking at all the vegetables and herbs fully grown felt good for some reason. IMG_4487The kids particularly liked running through the different types of corn IMG_4500

… and sitting on the pumpkinsIMG_4510 … until they fell on top of one another, that is :) IMG_4513 

IMG_4517On the grounds there were also a lot of little buildings and old rural items to look at: an old T-ford, a lime kiln, an old wood working shop, granary and more. IMG_4529 Here are the kids in the lime kiln. IMG_4535Our favorite animal was probably either the horse or cattle – the kids could not get over the horns :) IMG_4543 We couldn’t exactly blame them, they were pretty massive. IMG_4556 

IMG_4565_edited-1This was a great little field trip – of course anytime you get to be up close and personal with the animals it’s a good time, but the old buildings and machines were a lot of fun as well.  IMG_4571

I’m very grateful that Treyton is getting to the age where he appreciates the field trips and asks lots of questions. He is interested in more than just playing and touching animals (not that there is anything wrong with that), he wonders how old things are, what things do and really tries to picture how everything works together – all the while enjoying it!!

What a blessing.

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