Saturday, August 8, 2009

My Heaven On Earth

Today we experienced rural life as we ventured to Sunflower Farm.
It is a is a 50-acre working farm with century-old trees, barns, a silo, outbuildings, and farm animals!  It felt like being in Kansas again.  It was amazing!
(In my dream life I live on this farm...and wear cowgirl boots everyday...)
AJ fed lots of animals...
but nothing could compete with the tractor tire full of corn...that we had to bride him with chips and a cheese stick to get him out of...
To decrease the trauma of parting with AJ's tire & avoid a lovely public melt down...we let him take a handful of corn as a souvenir...shhh...don't tell the farm animals...
We wandered up and down dirt roads...
relaxed in a porch swing under a shade tree...

climbed on hay and crossed scary board bridges...
(This picture is taken only moments before AJ jumped down from the hay and ran full blast into one of the said boards...clothes lining himself...resulting in a nasty unforeseen blow backwards and a nice goose egg and bloody scrape right smack in the middle of his fore head...great...)   Apparently the boards are more dangerous to walk under than across...
After AJ's little run in with the board, we rested with a nice healing picnic.  There is nothing like eating bare foot on a quilt under a huge tree, listening to kids laugh and play on near by tire swings.  This is my Heaven...Girlfriend liked it too.
Our picnic spot was nestled under the cool shade of several huge trees with tree houses every child dreams of having in their back yard.  Shoot...I'm dreaming of having one of these things in my backyard...


We successfully ate lunch, played in the tree houses, splashed in the wading pool, & still had energy for a pony ride!
Yeh Ha!
It was a fabulous family day on a farm!
...
Andy says we can't move there though...something about the commute...
such a realist, he is.

2 comments:

jessieg said...

That last picture is so cute! I wonder, what happened that warranted a change of clothes?

Chance said...

The wading pool warrented a change of clothes...