Friday, October 1, 2010

Petting Zoo

So, we did end up making it to the petting zoo last week, and boy, am I so glad we did!

We ended up going on Sunday after church, which I was thankful for because it was 10 degrees cooler that day.

Hunter had SO much fun. The farm we went to is only about 10 minutes from our house, so it was very convenient. It's also unlike any other petting zoo I've been to (not that I spend my time visiting them all over the country.) But in some of the areas where the animals were kept, you were allowed to walk in and roam free with them. We first stopped in with the goats, and it took Hunter a little warming up to the idea of petting them, but he eventually did. (Please ignore my finger.)

Chickens were all over the farm, because they could fit in between the gates. Hunter thought it was hilarious to chase after them!

Here is daddy and Hunter as they pet a chicken. It that cage, they also had turkeys (that Hunter enjoyed chasing too.)

After Hunter discovered the big wooden playground, we decided to take a break from animals and let him play. Here he is telling me he is "being careful."

They also had a big green tractor for kids to climb on and play on. There was a group of kids waiting to get on so we tried to distract Hunter with other animals, but he was having none of it until he got his turn!
Here's pictures of us on the haystack.

We were also able to walk in with the sheep and llamas! The llamas are funny, because you try to pet them, and they whirl their head around like, "um, I don't think so!" And those poor, unfortunate-looking's a good thing they don't choose a mate by the looks!

We were also able to see horses, cows and donkeys, but Hunter had lost lots of interest by then. We were there about 2 hours so it was a full day for a toddler. He had so much fun, and of course, threw a fit when we said it was time to go. But, being that it's so close, we may be making future trips back there soon.

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