Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Living the Farm Life

 The first week of September, all four kids and I drove with Oma and Uncle Tim to Missouri.  The kids enjoyed three nights of living on a farm and playing with the animals.  Betty had four young kids (the kind that grow up to be milked) and my kids had a blast playing with them.  The first thing they wanted to do when the woke up was go outside and lead the goats -- even before breakfast!  They also had a hard time coming in at the end of the day.  Above you can see Lydia with her first goat -- she soon switched to a different kid as this one was too stubborn to follow her.
 Ezekiel's favorite part of the week was playing with Queenie.  I have never met a dog who does so well with young kids who doesn't live with young kids.  Here you can see Queenie giving Ezekiel kisses.
 The kids really enjoyed the afternoon playing in the creek.
Here it almost looks like Kara is leading two goats, but I think she is trying to help her sister to get her goat moving.  Kara also enjoyed going in the hen house to collect eggs.  Who knows, in a few years we may need to build a small coop and get some laying hens.  I certainly have an eager egg collector.

We really had a wonderful time in Missouri.  I even had the opportunity to see my cousin Jackie for a few minutes.  The kids are already asking about when we get to go back and visit Uncle Ted and Betty again.

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