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.” Right when we got there, the kids got to bottle feed some baby goats. The kids were pretty psyched about the whole experience.
Audrey of course loved all the animals. She is such a laugher and squealer, it’s a blessing to watch.
Not 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. The kids particularly liked running through the different types of corn
On 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. Here are the kids in the lime kiln. Our favorite animal was probably either the horse or cattle – the kids could not get over the horns :) We couldn’t exactly blame them, they were pretty massive.
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.