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Monday, November 19, 2012

Visiting the girls...

Sunday I took the nieces and nephews to the farm where we get our milk.

I showed them the milking room

Then we found the girls out by the hen yard
            There they were just munching away...

It's so fantastic to see the look on the faces of kids when they have these
close encounters with animals.
The youngest boy wanted to know how the cows made the milk.
I pointed to the udders and explained that it just 'happens' when a cow is
going to have a baby. Just like human mom's when they have a baby.
And then there was much giggling about 'boobies' and such.
We had a look at the ducks and chickens...or should
I say they had a look at us...
This rooster was giving us the evil eye...
I miss having chickens...the clucking and the way they putter around pecking and scratching.
Maybe come springtime we'll get some more.
No sense having them now as they don't lay much in the winter and it's better to
start with young pullets of which there isn't any of around right now.
Here's the original farmhouse...
So cozy on a grey day to see the wood smoke curling up out of the chimney.
Thanks girls...see you next week!
 
 

3 comments:

Suz said...

oh loved this...i am a kid at heart
boobies and all

Foxglove Lane said...

How lovely to be back on your blog. Thank you for your wonderful and thoughtful comment today. I feel we are kindred spirits in finding our voices and sharing our work on line. Just browsing here now I am touched by the richness and joy in your life and your creativity, beautiful photos and themes. Blogging somehow focuses it all, doesn't it Farm Lass. X

Cobalt Violet said...

Such gorgeous pictures! Love seeing your outings!
And you are such a great auntie! :)