Friday, April 30, 2010

Down on the Farm

Recently we went on a field trip to a farm just northeast of Nashville. It was a beautiful drive & the kids and I enjoyed getting out of the city. The only drawback was the way it hit Sweet Pea's & my allergies. Oh boy! Even though we suffered some with sneezing & itchy nose and eyes we had a great time. The people at the farm were extremely kind. We learned a lot and had fun playing around on their beautiful grounds.

This lady taught us all about plants. How they grow, what they eat and why they are important to us.

Boo was selected to help out. She was Miss Chlorophyll. =0)

Next we went to pet some animals. Some were biters so we left those alone.

The boys loved feeding the goats.

Elvis talked to the turkey telling him how tasty he looked. Lol.

Milking the cows was a big hit!

Some learning opportunities

It was 90 degrees that day so many of the animals stayed in the shade.

We oohed & ahhed over the pretty patterns of these piggies.

The tractor ride was a nice break. I liked how we were caged in. Less worry about the kids!

The boys made sure to get seats right up front.

This thing was really cool. It inflated from an air pump in the ground. It made for a giant "bouncy house" type of thing. They called it the 'Corn Popper' and the kids certainly popped around like popping kernels!

Boo skips along. (in the green)

I love Elvis in this one!

Sweet Pea poses by the cotton plants.

This was our favorite place. The corn bin!

It was a nice, cool place to relax.

The kids loved the corn. They swam in it cracking me up.

Princess wanted NONE of it.
She cried, clung to Sweet Pea & tried to climb up her big sister to get away from it.

Sweet Pea tried but Princess was not giving in. I guess it was too strange.

At his request we buried Elvis.

Then of course Bugs wanted a turn.

Finally after 15 minutes or so of sitting in my lap in the corn bin Princess decided to give it a try. We laughed b/c after crying & being terrified she did a complete turn-around. Suddenly she was crawling all over the place!

The now brave Princess playing with the corn.


As we were driving away I took this pic from the top of the hill. Gorgeous!
Oh, and several weeks later I am STILL finding corn in the house! LOL!


Mama Teaching 2 said...

I want to swim in corn!!!

Rhonda said...

That just looks like so much fun! That corn bin is awesome. What a great field trip.

Julia said...

That looks so awesome!