Chickens and Go Carts and Bees - Oh My!

posted Sep 23, 2011, 7:44 PM by K Day   [ updated Sep 25, 2011, 8:31 AM ]

Fun on the farm 9.23.11
Wow, what a day! What started out as an already fun trip to the farm turned into a day of hysterical laughter, exciting adventures and lots and lots of that kind of fun you haven't had since you were a kid.  

We were fortunate enough to be invited to the farm of a fellow homeschooling family. We couldn't make it on the day the others from our group were going so we went today. All I can say is "WOW!". I'm still not sure how I managed to wrangle Taka' into the car for the ride home. I think it was shear hunger deprivation that did it, otherwise I don't think he would have ever left. 

When we first arrived we hung out with the chickens. These little ladies are about 20 weeks old and starting to lay eggs. These are no ordinary hens though! They not only lay brown eggs (as one would expect) but they lay blue eggs, yes, I said blue! As I recall they are called Easter Eggers. Truth is they are just plain neat!

Next we headed over to the honey bee hive. We were so fascinated by the Bee's, watching them, learning about them, trying not to move suddenly, that I forgot to take pictures. Nonetheless, the Bee's were amazing. I never knew about the guard Bee's, about how swarm's of Bee's behave and move, the different layer's of the Beehive and so much more. Not only did we learn "about" the Bee's, they "spoke" to us! They told us that it was going to rain and when we looked up, sure enough there were grey clouds looming in the sky. 

From there we walked around the farm, talking about different trees, checking out the frogs and other wildlife so easily found in our journey and soaking in the absolutely beautiful day. Winding in and out of tree groves, passing by three (or maybe 4) different lakes and admiring the multiple gardens. It was breathtaking! 

Fun on the farm 9.23.11
The boys found a zip line, fire truck and fort and of course had oodles of fun exploring each before we moved on to something else. The family we were visiting also broke out the Go Cart. Yes, the uber fast, four wheeled racing machine made for little boys with a need for speed! Although it may sound a bit dangerous, I have to say, I was really impressed with "J's" driving. He may only be 8 but he is a master wheel man :) Taka even got to drive, how cool!?!?!? You can check out the video below for a glimpse into the fun. And oh what fun it was!!!!

At last, Taka was getting tired and so the boys decided it was Lego time. I'm not sure what, if anything, could have made this day better. Spending time with super great people, learning so many cool things just because we could, riding/driving super charged Go Carts, hanging off of zip lines, beautiful landscape and Lego's. I mean really, what could be better than that? Oh and we learned so many cool things about everything!

Thank you to our friends who took precious time out of their day to give us the "tour", entertained us endlessly and warmed our hearts with kindness. I can't wait to go back and I know Taka' is counting down the days. 

Go Cart Chase