Down on the farm

Ava, my sister Carrie, and I took a short drive (about 6 miles from our house) to a local farm for “farmfest” this morning. We saw chickens, llamas, pigs, cows, horses, ponies, rabbits, goats and sheep and had the opportunity to feed and pet several of them. It was a lot of fun. Ava enjoyed swinging on a tire swing and a horse swing made from a tire, as well as climbing on hay bales, playing in a huge sandbox, riding a tricycle and more.

I had no idea this farm existed so I’m glad that someone let me know about it (via a parenting message board), especially since it’s so close to home. I’m sure we’ll go back another time, maybe on a weekend so daddy can come too.

Here are a few pics from our day:

Having fun on the tire swing:

Not too sure about that huge horsey (though she did pet it’s nose a couple times):

Crawling on a plank with her friend Gabriel:

Feeding ponies with Aunt Carrie:

Giddey-up horsey:

Ava got up from her nap talking non-stop about all of the different animals she saw on the farm today before exclaiming, “I love ALL the animals!” 🙂 I guess you could say she had a good time.

6 thoughts on “Down on the farm”

  1. My goodness she looks so grown up! Great pictures, and how neat that you have such a fun place to go to. It looked like the horsey ride was hanging in mid-air at first.

  2. Cool swing! It’s so neat to see their excitement isn’t it? As adults we get so blase about things like this. It’s nice to be reminded again about simple pleasures and how exciting the world is.

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