Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A day at the farm.....

Over Spring Break, we went to Florida for a family visit.
The last few times we went, it rained so we didn't get a chance to go to my sister's farm. This time, the weather held and we got to go. Although we call it 'the farm' it is not a true working farm....yet!
They have some wonderful acreage they are clearing and have a stable, several paddocks and an apartment on sight. I always get choked up when we first arrive. I love the smell of the barn. Reminds me of when I had horses....

On the spur of the moment, my sister took our kids up to spend the night and have a 'flesh pile' on the floor. The kids had so much fun helping her with evening chores, feeding the dogs and cats, bringing in and feeding the horses. In the morning, they got to help feed everyone again, clean stalls and turn the horses out for the day.
They got to see the neighbors goats with their little babies.
Best of all, they got to drive the 'gator' and golf cart around by themselves!
As you can see by the pictures, everyone had a good time! Here is our son driving the golf cart around the place.........And here is our daughter in the 'gator' getting ready to take a drive to the paddock.My mom and dad went out with us to the far paddock to feed treats to the horses.Here are the kids with Parma. He is Page's dressage horse.........what a handsome fellow!Here is another picture of Parma walking up to get his treats!

Here is Merrylegs.....aka Merryfoots.....he is Parma's companion.
Here is Merrylegs with our daughter.......she just gave him a 'treaty-weaty'..........Here is Ameila.
She is also known as " little fluffs of love, Meme, Wuffle fluffle " and any other baby doll name that Page can come up with at the moment.
We all laugh because she is really old and sort of hobbles along like an old lady UNTIL you call out the word 'treat'...then she BOLTS for the house to get her treat. Too funny.
Here are the neighbors goats with babies. This mama has two babies but it is hard to see in the photo. We accidentally spooked them and they dashed over to mama, ran under her and began nursing to comfort themselves. They are sooooooooo darn cute!

Thank you Page!


Tracey said...

You have such a lovely family. What fun you had! Your daughter looks so tiny sitting in the gator!

Jennifer said...

what a beautiful place!

GranthamLynn said...

What an amazing place. Of course I love the horse photo's but the dog is just too cute. Looks like a comercial.
I see your swapping aprons again. I am glad we swapped and met last time. Blessings,Sherry

Felicia said...

What a wonderful spring break :)

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