Thursday, March 12, 2015

Farm Camp

This morning we got to visit Homestead Farms for their farm camp. Ethan loves farm animals so I thought this would be a lot of fun for him. We've been there once before for a field trip and enjoyed it. Farm camp is for ages 2-12 for about 2-3 hours depending on the age group. It's $25/child so not too bad for something different to do.

Little guy was a bit overwhelmed at first. It always takes him a little while to warm up to things. There were a lot of kids and he was probably the youngest since he just hit the 2 yr cutoff.

After decorating his bucket, our first activity was feeding the fish and learning about how seeds grow. Everyone got to plant some green bean seeds which Ethan loved because it involved tools and dirt.

 Next stop was learning how they milk the goats. My silly guy with a bucket on his head ready to catch the milk. His little hands holding the cup are just adorable.

While in the milking room, Emma decided she was hungry. It's like she knew the room was all about milk. I was feeding her when they offered to let the parents try milking so I figured, why not try to milk a cow while nursing a baby?! haha Luckily one of the other moms thought to take a picture for me since it's not every day I breastfeed while milking an animal. 

Of course we had to try some goat's milk after that. Ethan loved it. He wouldn't share. Then when he finished his, he took mine. I love that he is so willing to try different food most of the time. 

Then we went and saw the pigs and horses, pet the baby goats, fed the adult goats, and got to go collect an egg from the chicken coop. Ethan threw his egg like a crazy toddler, but luckily it didn't break. We also had a small snack.

Sweet Emma fell asleep about the time we were feeding the goats. This is one of the huge reasons I love babywearing. I was able to enjoy the farm with my toddler while she went from my back, to nursing, to asleep on my chest. With how muddy it was, a stroller would have been a huge pain to push and it would have gotten filthy. And it would have made keeping up with Ethan difficult. Since there was a risk of it getting dirty, I skipped the wraps and light colored carriers and used the Boba 3G. This is my fave option for wearing if I'll be moving a lot and wearing for awhile. I wore her comfortably for a little over 2 hours with lots of bending down. 

Because of the rain this week, the farm was extra muddy. One of Ethan's favorite things was jumping in puddles and stomping in the mud. From the moment we got out of the car until I took off his boots, he was looking for puddles. It was so much fun to be like a kid and not care about getting dirty. 

All in all, it was a great morning. They have a bunch of slots still available and I'd definitely recommend it. Ethan was tired and had a great nap when we got home which meant I actually got a break to do a yoga video. We had so much fun splashing around and making a mess. 

Bonus: The farm also has a little store where everything is local. I got some goat's milk since Ethan liked it and some other goodies. We had the cranberry bread and dried fruit for afternoon snacks and I'm thinking tomorrow we'll have the tamales for an easy dinner.

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