A Farm Field Trip

While the children and I were visiting family in Pennsylvania, we also took a little field trip to visit a sweet couple and their farm. Having grown up on a dairy farm, I value our children getting to experience various farm settings.

The farmer is also a physician, but this was his day off. Under the shade trees, we enjoyed a lunch of hamburgers and sausages made from animals that had been raised on the farm. Dessert was homemade peach ice cream. The peaches were also raised on the farm.

Lunch on the farm
Lunch on the farm

After lunch, we went on a tour. The children got to gather the chicken eggs, see the turkeys that are being raised for Thanksgiving dinner, feed the pigs, and play in the barn. I enjoyed seeing the beautiful flowers and bountiful vegetable gardens. The farmer and his wife grow many common vegetables but also some unusual ones including peanuts and celery. It was also fun to drive around the orchard and fields and see the beautiful view of the mountains in the distance.

Handsome, but not so friendly, rooster
Handsome, but not so friendly, rooster
Greeting the pigs
Greeting the pigs
Beef cattle grazing
Beef cattle grazing
One of the vegetable gardens
One of the vegetable gardens
Eating peaches in the orchard
Eating peaches in the orchard
View of the fields and mountains
View of the fields and mountains

We had an enjoyable visit, and the children did not even realize they were on a field trip!

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