Monday, September 22, 2008

Green Acres is the Place to Be

Farm Living is the Life for Me.

Ok, not really, I just like that song. Too much poop and dirt and giant spiders and rat snakes for me.

So Friday we went to the Jones Family Farm for E's school field trip. Once a month they have Fabulous Friday where the parents can choose to take the kids to whatever is planned. The Jones Family has a little girl in one of the younger classes and they were kind enough to invite all the classes to their property and give us lunch. The weather was really nice and there was lots to see.

First stop- baby chicks with mother hen. Undeniably E's favorite thing at the farm.

Story time with the retired children's librarian from the public library.

A little snack and juice before we see any other animals.

Stop by the baby chicks again...this will be a recurring theme for the day.

The hugest pig ever. I forget her name, but she was so tame. The kids could just walk right up and pet her. She would sniff them like a dog. Ellie did NOT want to pet her. Plus, the snake lived in this area so we didn't hang around too long.

A random nest of eggs in the pigs pen. E thought this was so cool.

Ginormous banana spider. Almost as big as the pig.

Petting the pony. There was a sheep and some goats in this barn, but they did not want attention.

And, back to the baby chicks.

There was also a field of goats, one of turkeys and some cows. Mr. Jones had a hay ride going too, but E did not want to ride. Maybe at the pumpkin patch next month.....ooh, we'll have 2 kiddos to cart around at that one.



So....I guess Abby was the only one between the two of them that felt it necessary to get 2 inches away from the 5 ft long snake, ha ha! Someone asked me why we left early...I said: poop or snakes - your call, ha! Just kidding. Abby loved the goats. Oh, and the sheep. You know who the Jones are, don't you? Charlee's dad! I don't know why I didn't put 2 and 2 together until Saturday night when our friend Steve mentioned it. I told Steve to tell Lee (Mr. Jones) that we loved the snake the best, ha! See you when we get back into town!

Lisa Lou Hoo said...

OOH- I love that Pig!