Discovering Washington: Hunter Farms

We’ve been really trying to take the kiddos on more adventures lately. Our area is great because we are never lacking for a place to explore.

A few weeks ago, we visited my hometown to see the wetlands. We had an epic play date with my friend Jennifer and her son B, the kids had a blast.

This week, we thought we’d get together again at a nearby farm called Hunter Farms.

 

Llama and a baby

My friend keeps telling me that this farm is THE place to go for pumpkins in October. I had never been, so it was fun experiencing it for the first time with the kids.

It’s obviously no where near October, but there was still plenty to do! They have a big variety of farm animals to see. What kid doesn’t love farm animals?!

This place was so much better than a petting zoo. The animals seemed a lot happier, rather than gloomy and sedated…(at least that has always been my experience with petting zoo animals.)

My friend Jennifer got to hold baby bunnies, and baby goats (kids).

Discovering Washington Hunter Farms baby goat

They were so adorable! I would have held them all too, but I had a kid of my own I was holding…

We also got to see the male goat try to get some action. I even have a video of it. I know, I’m so classy. Don’t worry, I’ll spare you.

After the animals, we posed the kiddos on an old tractor.

Discovering Washington Hunter Farms kids on the tractor

They thought it was the coolest thing ever.

orange kuboda tractor

They all wanted to drive. My friend’s son B and my daughter Z were driving together nicely. Then when my son R tried to join in, they shut him down-pushing and hitting was involved, resulting in a crying kid! Poor guy!

We still got a ton of cute pictures!

The last place we visited was the nursery.

Discovering Washington Hunter Farms metal cowboyDiscovering Washington Hunter Farms kids on a bench

The kids were a little worked up at this point and were chasing each other all over the place. But next time, when I have a moment, I want to actually look through their plants and bring some home for our garden.

The first thing Z told her daddy about was the giant black pig. Pigs are her favorite and I think she thought it was so cool because she had never seen a black one before!

This was a fun little outing that didn’t take much effort or planning. It was free to go, so we only used up some gas.

I’m not going to say that I can’t wait until Fall, but when it does arrive, I have something to look forward to at Hunter Farms. Pumpkins, a hay ride, and farm animals!!

Where have you and your kiddos explored lately? Would they enjoy going to a farm? What are their favorite farm animals?

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10 Comments

  • Reply K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)

    My daughter went to the farm for her first time on a school fieldtrip this year and she loved it. It was so much fun watching her excitement as she got to pet all the different animals and learn about where our food comes from.

    March 23, 2015 at 10:40 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Fun!! That sounds awesome! I can’t wait to take them back so they can learn about the food part of it too.

      March 23, 2015 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Colleen @MommieDaze

    We love going on outings to farms like this. My oldest is 10 and he still enjoys interacting with the animals at the petting zoo.

    March 23, 2015 at 10:52 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Awesome! This was our first time to a farm. I’m looking forward to many more trips there! Good to know that a 10 year old is still into it-love it!

      March 23, 2015 at 10:54 am
  • Reply Tricia

    Oh this looks like so much fun. I bet my son would love the tractor. We have a few farms near us, so I think it would be a lot of fun to stop by and check it out.

    March 23, 2015 at 11:04 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      The tractor was such a huge hit! They probably wanted to stay on it longer.

      March 23, 2015 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Melissa

    I love reading about all your recent adventures. I have always wanted to visit Washington.

    March 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you! When its a nice day, it is so gorgeous!

      March 30, 2015 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply Rachael Boley

    This looks so fun!!! I love all the pictures. This seems like some thing the boys would love! Videotaping the goats getting it on made me laugh! Did you have to have “the talk” with anyone after? Haha! Thanks for sharing your fun adventures with us ☺

    March 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thanks! Haha-I thought I would have to have a talk with Z, but she didn’t really seem too interested in the goats. Thank goodness! LOL!!

      March 23, 2015 at 7:37 pm

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