Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Day at the Farm

On Tuesday, my Mom, son and I got a rare treat. We were able to go to the 100 acre farm of fellow blogger Pam from Life on a Southern Farm. It started out as a strictly business trip~ she had baby dominique chicks and I wanted some.

But turned into a wonderful day full of adventure.... especially for my little Farm Boy.

It started with a walk to the pond that Pam's FarmMan had made, then a fun paddle boat ride. My son has decided we need one of these:-)

Next, we explored the beautiful waterwheel her DH had built~

My little investigator was very curious about how it all worked.

We got to meet lots of the locals while we were there~

Miss Annie, came over to welcome us and get a little rub on her nose.

The guineas were not sure they cared for us at all, but at least they were kind enough to pose for a photo.
This Polish rooster kept a watchful eye out to make sure we were not going to get too close to his women.
The rogue rooster that ran with the goats, fascinated my son. He assumed he was an escapee.

BoDog and Little Farm Boy became fast friends. What sealed the deal was the bone my son found and gave to Bo.

Lionel, the resident Mouser, came out to have his picture made and let us get a good look at him. He is a beauty!

Of course there were Chicks.... lots and lots of tiny little peepers that made me want to scoop them all up and take them home.... if only I had enough room... ***sigh***

Being the 100% All-Boy that he is, my son was extremely intrigued with all of the farm equipment.

This is the Old Saw Mill that the FarmMan used to make their beautiful kitchen floor.

And the generator that my little one could have stayed and messed with for hours.

The most precious part was when we got to meet Miracle Eve. And would you just look at who got to feed her!
And even pick her up and carry her around :-) She didn't seem to mind a bit.
Before we left, Ms. Pam invited us in for some Sweet Tea and Turtle pie. Then she played us a wonderful old Hymn on her gorgeous Upright Piano.

All too soon it was time to load up and go back home, so we got what we came for.... 10 precious little biddies of our own, and said our good-byes.

I hope that we will be able to visit this charming farm again in the near future. Thank you Pam, you were such a warm and inviting hostess. We will not soon forget our wonderful day on your farm. My little one has not stopped talking about it yet and today, he took a report to school to share his experience with all of his friends.

And, 10 of your little biddies will make a much requested visit to his classroom this afternoon.
Where I am sure to be as nervous and protective as a Mother Hen. ~Rhonda


ChristyACB said...

Wow! Sounds (and looks) like you had a fantastic day! And I'm so jealous your Little Farm Boy got to hold Miracle Eve!

Sand Flat Farm said...

What an absolutely fabulous day! Ya'll had such fun and came home with little chickies to boot!

Wish I was ready for chicks, but not yet....

Christy said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! I'm dying to go meet Pam and see her farm. Looks like a great day.

BittersweetPunkin said...

What great photos Rhonda! It looks like the visit to the farm was full of adventure!! Thanks for taking us along!


Liane said...

What an awesome day! Your little guy looks like he thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. How nice you were able to have an adventure together! I love the Polish rooster - so pretty!
Have a great day!

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Oh how much fun and what a wonderful farm! Your little boy is so cute! blessings,Kathleen

Anonymous said...

Hey Rhonda,
I had such a good time and enjoyed the visit so much!
Your little Farm Boy is such a joy and soooo smart.
I hope you all can visit again.
Your pictures turned out so good.
Farm Boy did a great job on his report.
Tell the biddies hey from me.

southern queen bee said...

What a wonderful day...Love seeing all the pictures. Will drop by to see Pams blog.

Sinclair said...

Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing this fun visit and new cuties.

Anonymous said...

Thanks I loved my trip to the farm. I so want a farm so bad.
It looks like you had a wonderful time.

Mountain Woman said...

Oh, you got to visit one of my favorite bloggers! Thanks for sharing your day and the lovely pictures. I really enjoyed reading your blog.

Val said...

What an excellent day!! love those lil chicks,baby goat and the guineas!!

Vee said...

Now that looks like a lot of fun! The expressions on your little boy's face tell it all.

Hope that the field trip to school for the chicks went well, too.

Tracey said...

Great pictures of what sounds like a wonderful day!!!
I especially love the pictures of your cute little boy with Miracle Eve!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What fun memories you are creating! And that dog looks like one of ours.

Meggie said...

Oh Rhonda! What fun!! It sounds like the perfect outing. And to get baby chicks....sounds absolutely perfect! So glad that your son got to share his experience with the kiddos at school. He looks like his was in his glory, especially with the baby goat.