Monday, March 21, 2011

Visitors to Our Farm

I am fortunate to work with a very special lady Marylee. She is one of our Secretaries in the ICU. She is always helpful, on top of situations and boy can she bake. She brings in goodies all of the time. Muffins, cakes and treats for the staff. She brought in a three layer walnut cake in the other day. Oh My Goodness! She has always wanted to visit the farm. We agreed on St. Patrick's Day and I would make corn beef with cabbage, potatoes and carrots. Mmmm...one of my favorites. Then the plan went to her coming and making soap too. Hey a girls day in. As the way with all well laid plans, everything changes. She received a call in the morning from her daughter in law needing a baby sitter and her son Adam was here from Portland, Maine too. So we made changes and she brought her mom along too. Asalind is a sweet 3 year old with a vocabulary of an eight year old. Very intelligent little girl with wonderful manners. Adam is very conscious of where his food comes from. He is vegetarian and against commercial producers. I agree with him hence we take very good care of our meat animals. The goats kept trying to get Adams hat. "We will give you goatie kisses for that hat."

Ted kept the goats happy with alfalfa cubes.


The chickens are in love with Asalind. She enjoyed feeding the chickens best. The goats were a bit offended.


Asalind learned where eggs came from. The ladys were very sweet and didn't peck the little hand poking around the laying box.

Marylee and Asalind visiting the goats with a barrier. The girls are a bit pushy.


We love having visitors to the farm. They came prepared with the required mud boots and treats. I feel that it is very important for kids to see animals out of cages and happy. We love our animals and they love treats!

Much Love from Mainely Ewes Farm

10 comments:

Lisa T. said...

Aww, what a little cutie...I'll bet she's still talking about her visit to the farm!

Smiles,
Lisa

Danni said...

What a great day! Isn't it fun to see the joy and wonder on the faces of kids who don't experience farm life daily? The egg-gathering "chore" is a favorite around here, too.
I can well imagine your guests won't forget their day at Mainely Ewes Farm for a long time! :-)

Peggy said...

Isn't having kids visit the farm such fun! Had Williams daughter and 2 of his grandsons visit Saturday. Besides the 3 year old opening the gate and letting the goats out it was a fun time. LOL Have a blessed week!!

NancyDe said...

What fun! I miss my kids being little (sometimes). I have the fondest memories of my 16 year old being a three year old "helping" me carry water out to the horses... Now he really helps by carrying the 50 lb bags of feed, but it isn't nearly as cute.

Marigold said...

Quite a nice bunch of visitors. I hope they had Peanuts with them. :) By the way, I am SO excited! My book is on the way!

eric kancar said...

love the posts! the snow melt is good for the soul! fans of this blog will enjoy our farm's (czar of the woods farm) blog: http://czarofthewoodsfarm.blogspot.com/

LindaSueBuhl said...

good to share our farm life with people who need to see - because we use animals for meat or eggs or milk - we certainly would never mistreat or neglect them - well done!

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

How sweet and what a fun day! It is always good to be able to share a day in a life of a farm with friends! blessings, Kathleen

Paula said...

That was so sweet, Kelly- I'll bet little Asalind will never forget her first trip to the farm!

Michaele said...

Such a big day for a little girl. You just may have influenced her future you know. Good thing you told them how to dress on the farm.