we spent the afternoon at a friend’s farm in new jersey yesterday! we learned all about her horses and new baby chicks and how to drive a gator (name of a little tractor car thing). we got to feed the chickens and ride her tiny horse and pat a bunny and just run free in some of the most glorious weather we’ve seen so far this spring! we also learned from experience to be careful around a goat that is standing close by or she just might head butt you in your tummy. (everyone’s okay! but if you ask samson what his favorite part of the farm was, he’ll talk your ear off about that “not nice goat.” it was not his favorite part, but we can’t seem to get past it! i get it though, it was a moment!)
the kids are at such fun ages to really take all of this in. they loved it. and i loved it. i felt like a little kid again, holding a baby chick and petting a horse. josh was in heaven too, with all the animals and because he fried up maybe a dozen eggs inside the house fresh from the coop and it was epic. we don’t get to experience these sorts of things too often living in new york city, but grateful to kind friends for hosting us for the day! it was the perfect way to welcome this warm spring weather and made for a fun day of learning for all of us.
just look at that beautiful baby chick!
within 2 seconds of being handed a tiny chick to hold, samson leaned in to kiss him! it was very sweet. that boy is filled with so much love!
so i had to grab a picture of this chicken, because i’d never seen one like her before! she is a polish chicken, i guess? and pulling off the platinum bob ever so stylishly!
eleanor and this sweet horse together was one of my favorite parts of the day. she was so gentle and soft with her. i think she felt right at home with all of her new friends since she loves to play veterinarian on all her stuffed animals often at home with her doctor kit.
baby conrad enjoyed meeting the animals too when he woke up! i know he has no idea what is going on, but it’s of course so much fun for us to introduce him to whatever it is that we are doing! sometimes i think he gets exactly what’s happening, but i’m also starting to think i’m honestly going crazy, so…
i spy with my little eye, eleanor on a horse!and samson on a horse, too!!!!!
and gator races like you’ve never seen them! such a beautiful day. happy farming, all!