Sunday, January 06, 2008

Rutledge Wilson Farm


Tales of a city family on the farm...
Well we finally made it to the Rutledge Wilson community farm near our house. You can check it out by clicking here.
So what's it like to take city kids to a farm? Better yet, what's it like to take a city dad to a farm? Well it's a little like this. When we got to the farm, the kids were sooooooooooo excited to see the animals. Jeff, in his leather coat and dress shoes, was jumping over cow patties and running from animal to animal. I don't know, but I think he was ready to go home about 5 minutes after we got there. When we came upon the miniature horses, I said "Look at the cute little ponies." Jordan informed me that this was not politically correct, "they are miniature horses; you hurt their feelings." So I tried to pet them. Jeff chastised me. Did I not see the sign in the barn that said the animals may bite? Miniature goats? Same thing. So we went to practice milking the fake paper mache cow in the barn. Jaiden, taking after her father, wouldn't touch the thing. Jack shot us across the barn with fake milk from the fake cow. Really nice. It's nice to see our taxes going towards something that we will utilize and that makes our community nicer. They are going to have homeschool classes and things for the kids to do in the spring. The farm will be connected to the Ozarks greenways eventually, so we can ride bikes and go to the farm. And it's within 10 minutes of home. How great is that!

Justine - get out from behind there... you don't know where that cow has been.

Jack shooting milk all the way across the barn. Nice.

"I'm kind of good at this. Mom can I have a cow?" "NO Way."

Jaiden absolutely not willing to give it a try.

Although Justine was really a natural milker, probably because she's such a "cheeseball."

Jeff was really enjoying the farm experience, even the crafts and snacks.

The girls making crafts at the craft station.

Jordan helping the girls to make bird feeders to hang in the trees at home.

Aren't they just adorable?

Jordan - don't pet the goats...they BITE.

And so do the adorable little ponies, err I mean adult miniature horses.

Does he look like he would bite anyone?

They kind of look like they should be on the other side of those bars.
Miniature goats in the barn. We got to pet them this time...
Checking out the chicken coop. Justine wanted to take the eggs home to eat...

1 comment:

Ben said...

Ahhh, Jeff, proof positive that the old saying rings true, you can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy, wait a minute.....maybe that's not so true after all. Who came up with that line anyway?????