Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Field Trip - Dairy Farm, Old Cars, and a Nature Hike

It seems that I haven't blogged about life around here lately.  I guess that just shows that this mama is a busy one.  I usually like to do a field trip with the children more often than we have this year, but it just hasn't worked out of finding something fun and close by, and it really is a lot of work to haul everybody up and go somewhere.  :)  

My aunt thought of us when she read about Dekalb County's Ag Day at a Dairy Farm near Butler.  The day turned out to be beautifully sunny, but still just a bit chilly.  My children have been very exposed to a dairy farm down the road from our house, but this was a good opportunity for them to compare the two farms and see how another might operate differently.  It was fun for me to hear them talk about the differences and what they liked better between the two farms.  They also enjoyed pettting animals and fresh air mixed with some Vitamin D.  

After the farm tour we headed to my cousin's house for lunch and a tour of her old cars.  All of us enjoyed seeing the old parts and pieces and newer fixed up versions of what used to be old.  Her place is a fun one to walk around.

After lunch, we took a long stroll back to the pond and a walk through the woods.  What a delightful day to just be outside and enjoy creation.  Some of the children had fun riding the golf cart, while the others took turns walking along with us, who wanted the exercise.

We finished up with dessert after our hike, and then headed to Auburn to take my Aunt home and to stop by Jeremiah's coffee shop where Alegra has some of her photography displayed for sale.  She had one more picture to hang up and her bio to drop off to put with her photos.  We've heard great things about his chai, so we had to get a cup of that too, and boy oh boy, that was delicious!!

What a great field trip day!  The children asked when they get spring break like the other kids.  Well, we aren't.  Instead they are finishing their books, taking fun days like this that we can still count as school, and be completely done with school for the summer by the beginning of May.  I would much prefer that than taking a break and stretching school out til later in the spring.  

Looks like I need to get back at blogging.  We have a goal for June and July to do lots of fun things to occupy time since we are doing a "No Electronic" time for the children.  We have our list of what everyone wants to do during that time, so I suppose there will be plenty to blog about then.