Thursday, September 16, 2010

Farm Country

One day while the Arveseths were here from Pennsylvania, we took all these girls and our babies to Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point. (You may mock me for a moment for paying money to take my kids to a farm. Ok, stop.)

A pheasant- much like the one we recently parted with (a post to come) and a cute little pygmy goat. I want one of these to mow my lawn. The kids were also fascinated by the turkeys in the bird area. We had to stop and watch them for a few minutes. Have I mentioned recently that my father-in-law is a turkey farmer. There are THOUSANDS of birds to admire at the farm, but this one was special. I didn't bother to photograph it.

Jenna was a little nervous about the pony ride. Being my conservative child, she picked one of the smaller ponies. She was also angry to learn that she didn't get to go on the wagon ride because her ticket was used up by the pony ride. I was tearfully accused of making her ride the pony. Very tragic. That night she thanked me for taking her to the farm. She said her favorite part was the pony ride. Conservative and dramatic.

Cowgirl Aubrey chose the largest horse to ride. You can't tell, but she has on her pink cowgirl boots that she got for her birthday, as well as her cowgirl jeans from CAL ranch. She looked so cute- and has the legs for skinny jeans!

Lydia picked a medium sized horse and had a great time. I probably over-bundled her. We had a cold snap at the end of August, but this turned out to be a perfect day for a farm outing!

Abi was checking out the different cows. This was Lydia's favorite spot. She's never seen a cow that close before- except at branding, and pretty much every trip to Moroni. Too funny! My kids' experiences growing up are so different from mine. The annual trip to Wheeler Farm was exotic to me.

Aubrey took a picture of Hillary taking a picture of her.

We had a great time! Our girls are the best of friends and it was so great for them to have time together. More than seeing the animals, this was about seeing the cousins. The fun surroundings were a bonus. We had never been to Farm Country before, but I think we will go back. We went for $2 Tuesday, but I was surprised that the regular price is quite reasonable. ($3.50 I think) Thanks for a fun outing!

PS- There are more pics on the other camera- I just remembered that I was using both. I'll have to add more later.

1 comment:

Hillary said...

Thanks for coming with us so we could fulfill Abi's wish of going to a farm in Utah! It was a great time. I think it'll definitely be worth the extra $1.50 to go on a different day that's not so crowded. What a fun outing!!!


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