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.
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).
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.
They thought it was the coolest thing ever.
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.
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?