Oh the irony of me going to a dairy farm, but the play group was going and we weren't about to miss a chance to see animals and play outside!!!
It was a BLAST... well aside from a dog bite to Jason's face it was a blast. The kids were following a rather docile rat terrier around and they cornered it and it lashed out and landed on Mr. Man's face. It wasn't a bad bite.. just a warning from the dog. I think it scared Jason more than anything. I held him for a while and he was fine. He didn't appear to be afraid of the dog afterward. The dog came over as if to say "I'm sorry" and Jason just looked at it. He didn't squeal in terror so I'm taking this as a good sign. The ironic thing is that it was a rat terrier. The same kind of dog that Phoebe bit and that the owner told us had bitten a child before. Anywho!
We saw milking cows (and got to milk one), baby cows, chickens (got to feed them), a lamb (got to feed her), ducks and chickens and roosters (got to chase them around the yard), goats, geese, 4 week old bunny rabbits (got to hold and pet them), and Jason's favorite... well it's a toss up between the cow's drinking fountains and the tractors.
They really enjoyed just walking around and exploring. Tina (the farm lady) was great with the kids and very patient w/ their antics.
For you locals we went to Hinchley's Dairy Farm... they do stuff through out the year and will have a Upick. They are on 73 just before Cambridge. It took us a very easy 20 mins. to get there. I hope to go back later this year.
Here are some photos.
Looking for the kitty:
Before the dog bit him:
chasing chickens w/ their buddy Riley:
Feeding the chickens:
Feeding the lamb: (this lamb followed us all around the farm after this.. so cute)