Saturday, August 08, 2009

Fun At The Farm

This past week the kids and I headed to the farm for the first time in weeks. During the summer I take them to some of the local farms early in the morning before it gets crowded and before it gets too hot.

I enjoy watching the kids run with full abandon while I linger behind taking photos and enjoying the crisp morning air. Its still early enough that the farm hands haven't gone out yet and are doing morning chores. The tractors are being started up, the animals are just being feed and no one is there but us.

Most of the farms have swing sets and slides but in the past year they have started taking them out. I am not sure why this is but there is less and less for the kids to do which means our visits aren't as long as they used to be.

Now, we stay about a half hour to an hour looking at the animals and talking about them.

This particular farm has a wonderful honeybee hive in a class case that is a big sell with my kids. It is fun to watch and the kids always have a lot to say about it.

This week it was hotter than usual and we only stayed about 20 minutes but it was enough time to see everything before heading home, feeling like we had some quality time together.


  1. You're a great mama! You always try to make the best of your time with your children. They will have memories to last a lifetime.

  2. Awwww...thanks Lauri. I hope so. I can't remember anything about my childhood. You too BTW.


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