Growing up in the city certainly has some advantages, but it also means certain experiences may never happen. Fortunately for Lucas and thanks to family friends, the country life and all that is has to offer is just a couple of hours away.
Our weekend started with another milestone for a Texas boy – Friday night football! Lucas got into the game and cheered like a true football fan!
The next morning we headed out to the farm – 600+ acres of beautiful Texas landscape. We started our country adventure with lunch and getting to know one of our hosts Leah.
After lunch we went to meet the hens and give them their afternoon treat. Our most important lesson we learned from the hens, besides that they lay eggs, was to keep our fingers to ourselves. Hens like to peck at itty bitty finger tips!
After meeting the hens, we hopped on the mule to explore the farm.
We saw many mama’s and their calfs and watched them feed their babies.
We also learned about cow patties and how baby cows were made. I wasn’t counting on the latter of those two lessons.
We saw the windmill that Pepaw helped build and got our first driving lesson.
We headed back to the barn to learn about the different machines that are used to take care of the farm. And the best part? Lucas got to drive the tractor and repair a section of the front yard!
After our tractor fun, we headed to the pond to catch dinner.
Although Lucas caught a couple of fish, they weren’t big enough to eat, so we threw them back in the pond. Our last adventure of the day, was to help feed the cows!
Taking care of a farm is hard work, but it sure is fun! Thank you Doc and Martha for opening up your home to us and for your sweet hospitality!