Monday, September 15, 2008

Old MacColey had a farm





The other day, Nicole and I took the kids to "Underwood Family Farms". Nicole had first told me about it last year when Savannah's school went there on a field trip. Nicole said it is a huge deal here in SoCal, and yet we never made it there until this past week. It was a lot of fun to watch the kids laugh at all the different animals and see how happy they were. Little kids are amazing. If Nicole and I went to a farm on our own, I'm certain we would both be whining about how dirty it was and how smelly the animals are. But with the help of two little kids the farm was a ton of fun! We are so lucky to have such fun little kids. My favorite part of the farm was the little goats. They had a fenced in pen which had an old rusted out truck parked in the center. There were wooden walkways that led from the back of the pick-up truck up into the sky, across the dirt path, and onto small little perches, then down into smaller little pens. People would feed the goats carrots, then when the people would walk away, the goats would climb up on the walkways and follow the people clear across the walkway and into the smaller pens, trying to get more food. I'm gonna buy one for a pet cause I'm almost certain that my little dog can't do anything that cool. Plus, it could keep my grass mowed, and carrots are way cheaper for treats than doggy treats!

5 comments:

Natalie and Jay said...

What cuties!

Erin said...

Let me know if you get any fainting goats. I've always wanted a cool fainting goat.

Nana Donna said...

It kind of reminds me of the Wheeler Farm, but on a grander scale. Give my two kids a big hug and kiss, tell them Nana misses them. I'm looking forward to your visit in December. I have some really cute pics of the kids when I was tending them. I just haven't had the time to figure out how to get them on my blog. Nat helped me last time.

Shannon said...

This looks like a great time. Look at Savannah riding a horse by herself! Cute kids and it's fun to read posts from you, Mike!

Jenks Family said...

my kids always love going and seeing lots of animals. we go fishing more and more as our kids get a little older, natalie is still a little young to enjoy it but she does ok. we can fish year round up here. it just might be snowing when you go. that is when i would rather stay at home with the kids and let garrett go with some friends. madie turns 5 today so i better get started on the birthday cake. you were asking about the school deadline for starting school. you have to be 5 by september 1 to go to school that year. so we just missed it by a few weeks.