Monday, June 14, 2010

The Children's Farm at the Center

Saturday was a cloud, semi-rainy, humid day around here. We were looking for something to do that would occupy and interest all three kids. We tossed around the idea of going to the children's museum, Adler Planetarium or the Museum of Science and Industry, but we didn't feel like making the trek all the way downtown in the rain, so we decided to stay close to home and head over to the Children's Farm at the Center, which is only about 10-15 minutes from our house. We had only been there once before to go to my aunt's wedding, but didn't know that they had this whole other section for kids.

It's a real working farm, with local teenagers as volunteers. All three kids had a blast and the rain held off the whole time we were there. Lily was so excited to see horses! They usually offer pony rides for the kids, but today they were short on volunteers (even though we were the only visitors on the farm).

They let you go into every animal pen and touch the animals! Zoey had a blast!


Matt loved cuddling with this chicken. He also got to hold a goose, a duck, a bunny and lots of chicks.


























The lambs were freshly sheared.
The newborn baby pigs were named: Dumbo, Jumbo and Gumbo and were bigger than Lily!




I loved the brightness of the comb on this rooster's head.
Check out the 'do on this duck's head...


Love this pic...

Took my own little photowalk around the barn and found a few cool shots...





An owl carved into a tree...









We will definitely be going back there again this summer!

3 comments:

  1. How fun! I love the pics and you can tell the kiddos had a blast by the looks on their faces! That is really cool that you were the only people there and that they let you touch all the animals!

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  2. Looks beautiful. It's a shame so many of the area's farms have been over run by urban sprawl in this neck of the woods. Thank goodness there are still some like these that are preserved!

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  3. What a neat place to visit!!

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