Monday, October 29, 2012

Animals at the Pumpkin Farm

We took a trip to a local pumpkin farm about a week ago and had a great day there!  There were lots of animals to see, including goats, rabbits, chickens, llamas (even a baby llama!), and so much more!  Our oldest son took a field trip here when he was in Kindergarten, and we always love to visit this place because of the animals.

So first, I'll show you some of the great animals we got to see.  Tomorrow I'll show you the pumpkins.  =0)

Here are some rabbits that live in what the call "Bunny Town."  The brown one was my favorite!



Here are some of the goats.  These goats are very friendly (and often hungry).  There are food dispensers near the gate so that people can go in to feed and pet the goats.  
 This one looks pretty comfy!

One year that we visited this farm, we were lucky enough to see tiny baby goats, but not this year.  The one below is one of the goats that we got to feed.

This pumpkin farm does school field trips for plant and animal sciences.  Here they have a beehive on display so that kids (and adults) can watch the bees and see how they make honey.
 

The horses!  I'm not sure what breed these are, but they're not full size horses, and they're not the miniature horses either.  I should have paid more attention...Either way, they're beauties, aren't they?

The chicken coops can be seen in the background, but I didn't get any pictures of the chickens (camera battery was nearly dead).  =(

Here's a lamb.  So cute!













And here was one of the ultimate favorites...The llamas, because this year, there was a little baby llama!!!  This totally made up for not seeing any baby goats.  =)



When kids go to this farm for field trips, they learn about how to take care of these farm animals and what they can provide for us.  They have a demonstration where kids can try to "milk a cow" with a fake set up that they've created, and the kids LOVE it!  They also show how hay bales are made with small replicas.  It's a really great place for learning as well as having a good time having fun.


With all these animals, you'd never guess we were visiting a Pumpkin Farm, would you?



 

8 comments :

holly said...

Sounds like a great learning experience for the little ones! And I love that picture of the baby llama, he is seriously the cutest thing ever!

Additionsstyle said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun, with so many cute animals to see.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

elise said...

How fun! Those bunnies are so cute! My older son always wanted those - we have enough that live in the pasture already, tho :)

The llama baby is adorable, too - we have 3 adult males of our own.

Hi, Im Kelly! said...

ohh yay!! how fun! LOVE the rabbits oh my :) Glad you got out and had some fun!

Mohala Johnson said...

How cute! What a great adventure ! Thanks for sharing the pictures, I really like the llamas too lol

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Adorable! I love how the bunnies are all cuddled together :) And the baby llama is by far my favorite too!

Sheryl Hastings said...

What a fun pumpkin farm! Loving the bunnies. So soft and cute. Also love this time of year and I love, love, love pumpkin festivals!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Do you know we have rabbits? We love how sweet they are! FYI... The horses look like they might be Welsh ponies, which are generally bigger than Shetland ponies, but still not as big as a regular horse! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures