The other day when we went to the library, I found out about this Breakfast on the Farm event. I thought it would be fun, so I invited my friend, Stacey and her son, Evan (whom Jasmin really likes) to go along. Then I told my sister and so she brought her kids too. I had no idea it would be such a huge event! They had SO many volunteers and it seemed to me that farms from all over the county participated in it and they had a ton of sponsors. When we arrived, they shuttled us from the parking field on a hay wagon to the huge pole barn where they had tables and chairs. We had a “breakfast” of breakfast pizza and sausage, apple and milk or juice.
After that, we went on the tour of 15 stations around the farm where we could learn about all kinds of things that happen there. We had to wear special booties on our shoes! They were pretty funny looking. One of the first places we visited we found out about what kind of food they feed the cows. The farm was a dairy farm, so we also got to see the cows getting milked – with machines. We also got some ice cream, which was a welcome treat after standing in lines in the sun for almost an hour! Needless to say – I have a nice farmers “tan” from the farm! Luckily Cyndi had just enough sunscreen for the kids. Jasmin was having a hard time by the time we got to the station where the ice cream was. She was so tired. Her ice cream was melting everywhere, so I tried to fix up her cone and she threw a huge fit. Cyndi finally picked her up and held her and helped her eat her cone, and she was practically falling asleep! So cute!
The little girls loved the cows and wanted to pet them. These cows however were not used to so many people and wouldn’t let you get near them. It was fun to watch them. The boys just wanted out of the cow barn because of the smell.The other thing the kids enjoyed most about the farm was climbing up on the farm equipment. I thought it was great that they had all this equipment opened up so the kids could go up and explore. We left with all kinds of free goodies. The kids had fun. It was definitely an adventure and it was totally FREE! You can’t beat that!