We live in the burbs….no real farms close to us for several hours (by car). When my kids see animals that live on a farm it usually entails a state or county fair of some sort. My father in law lives on a farm. His home is a 6 hour drive straight north from us….354 miles to be exact. Survival in the car is #1 priority…what I mean is traveling with 4 kids ages 5, 4, 4, and 18 months gets tricky. The ever popular question “are we there yet?” gets asked in numbers so high that I cannot fathom to guess. Is it worth it? Absolutely! When we get there it is a whole new world. My kids peel themselves out of their car seats and head right for the toys on the farm. With 200+ acres there are lots of things to do and lots of space to do them in.
Our Papa he is a crafty guy. He turned an old John Deer lawnmower into a safe, slow riding toy for the kids. He removed the blades and it turns off immediately if they stand up.
He has lots of ATV’s and 4 wheelers, or are those the same??? The kids get to ride these with the adults and to be quite honest I don’t know who has more fun.
They rode on papa’s tractor and had a blast! The giggles could be heard far across the wide open!
They got to feed a calf named Buck-O. They thought this was the most incredible thing ever! To see a baby animal eat was awe inspiring to them.
Long story short, if you have an opportunity to take your kids to a farm DO IT! It creates memories to last a lifetime, teaches them so many things, and they will really enjoy themselves.
Have you ever taken your kids to a farm?