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A Day at the Farm

May 22nd, 2009

Last week I went to the farm where my sister is keeping her chickens and has her main vegetable gardens. It’s a beautiful farm, the gardens are lovely (this is the one with the tree peony).
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My nieces were super excited to show me the chicken area and hunt for eggs.
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We had a great time checking out the gardens and the kids enjoyed running around and playing while my mom, my sister and I chatted. They sure are cute kids aren’t they (must run in the family).
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Going to the farm with them reminded me of all the times we visited some of my parent’s friends that had a farm. We loved playing in the barn and watching the sheep. So much fun! Check out my flickr album to see the rest of the photos.

What about you, any fond memories of visiting farms when you were a kid?

9 Comments to “A Day at the Farm”
  1. warren on May 22, 2009 at 10:03 am

    We lived in the country and everyone had farms…and most importantly, old barns. There was no better adventure than roaming around in a 100 year old barn. There were so many amazing old tools and just stuff in the old barns that was so much fun to find!

    warren’s last blog post.. How I resist Edward Cullen…or…Isn’t my garlic awesome?

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  2. Faith on May 22, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I grew up on a farm, playing in barns, riding my pony over the hills, swimming in the fishing hole. Everyone should have a farm or ranch! :)

    ~Faith

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  3. Renee on May 22, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    My grandfather had a 40 acre mint farm. He kept the most pristine red barn one could imagine. His farm looked like it belonged in a storybook. I loved to walk beneath the huge grape trellises. My brother, sister and I would eat cherries off the huge cherry trees until we were sick. I always thought it was cool to go down into the cellar with my grandmother. Such wonderful memories!

    I wish my children could grow up on a farm. That would be wonderful.

    Renee’s last blog post.. What’s Growing (and What’s Not)

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  4. Carol on May 22, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    They are cute kids, but that first pic of them running is a GREAT shot.

    Carol’s last blog post.. A Tooth!

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  5. Dan on May 22, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Looks like a fun place. I was looking at the photos last night on your flickr and was wondering if a post about them was coming.

    Dan’s last blog post.. New spigot, planting & to do’s

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  6. Syrahsuzie on May 23, 2009 at 5:01 am

    I remeber visiting my great-uncle’s farm with my grandfather. Doorsteps of fresh bread thickly spread with homemade butter – a real treat. But I could never get to like the glass of still warm frsh milk we got with it!

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  7. kristin on May 23, 2009 at 7:02 am

    I think maybe twice when I was a kid we went to my grandpa’s house in Wisconsin, which bordered a farm, and went into the sweet corn field to eat corn from the stalk. But that was the extent of my farm experience. Nothing in my childhood prepared me for my present life . . .

    kristin’s last blog post.. And the Planting Goes On

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  8. Les Burkholder on May 28, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I’m so glad you enjoyed coming out to our farm, Feel free to visit anytime. We enjoy having visitors view the gardens, it helps make all the work
    keeping them up worthwhile. Come again.
    Les & Diane Burkholder

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    • Susy on May 28, 2009 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks, I really enjoyed your farm and I loved that you had all the plants labeled!

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