Rylee adores baby animals. Really that is a huge understatement.
She recently told me “Mama, when I grow up and have my own farm, like Holly, you can come visit anytime. You can milk my goats. I know you love goats Mama. Audrey will be there too, she will be my helper farmer.”
Today was I’m quite sure one of the best days of her life. Instead of walking around the zoo, looking at animals from afar or going to a ‘pay farm’ where we could maybe pet through the fence, we traveled just under two hours in the car to a tiny town south of the Canadian border (seriously, the sign said 12 miles to the border town). My dear friend Kim called her friend Janine and asked if we could come up and venture around their place for a while. So that is what we did.
There was a litter of puppies, baby pigs, chicks, baby bunnies, cats, ducks, dogs, a cow and calf and LOTS of room to roam. The pictures tell the story, so here you go:
As you can see, everyone had a great time. Rylee spent about 3 solid hours hands on with little animals. She stopped quickly to eat but that was it. Kyler explored the tool/workshop area after a brief attempt at feeding bunnies and ducks. He found the pressure washer to be a great giant gun and asked to start the John Deere at least a dozen times. What about Caleb? Disappeared to the (large) creek without telling us, so that he could throw rocks in, held bunnies with Rylee for a long time, played with puppies and jumped on the big trampoline.