Earlier this week, my children and I went down on the farm with a group from our church. A family in our church purchased property and has begun raising chickens, pigs, and turkeys along with their cats and dog.
During our time at the farm, the day was beautiful with a gentle breeze. The children participated in wheelbarrow races, gunny sack hops, bobbing for apples, getting a hay ride, playing tug of war, and watching a group of older kids chase the pigs.
Delivering our lunch, the Chick-fil-A cow visited with the children. We enjoyed our lunch, the sweet watermelon, and the pie tasting contest. Though I chose the blueberry pie, the chocolate ended up winning.
Our time down on the farm was eventful. Miss 4 enjoyed seeing the bee hive, feeding the chickens her remaining watermelon, and watching the turkey. We hung out while Mr. 9 and Miss 6 were playing the games with their friends.
Spending time down on the farm ended with favorite memories of the pigs, the kitten, and stories of falling out of the wheelbarrows.
In following up with our visit, the printable packs from Katie at Gift of Curiosity reinforce our time down on the farm. Both her watermelon pack and farm themed package offer hours of fun while reviewing the memories made during our summer.
Photograph Credit: Gift of Curiosity
Usually our family limits visiting a farm to the fall season, but after this visit, we might need to return each season.
In using time wisely, we are enjoying different outings this summer which has kept my children on their toes. It’s fun trying to get them to figure out where we are going next. Happy summer fun!
Question: What new experience have you tried this summer?