Friday, March 26, 2010
spring farm visit.
The other day we stopped by a friends farm to pick up some eggs and drop off some kefir grains. When we arrived, she asked the boys if they wanted to see something. Who could refuse?
We walked to a tree and saw that it was tapped, with a bucket full of sap! It was syruping time! The boys excitedly ran around looking at the few trees that had buckets and checking out the equipment as she told them about her setup, and then we walked to her campfire with a huge cauldron of bubbling sap on top.
The boys got to help her as she filtered the buckets from the trees and then helped haul the wagon with the fresh sap to the fire - watching as she added more sap to the pot. It was nice to just stand in the warm sun, listening to the bubbling liquid and crackling fire. Of course once the boys were outside on a farm, which is just about their most favorite thing on the planet, they had to do some animal visiting.
We visited some pregnant goats, chatted with sheep, pet the dog & cats, watched some beautiful turkeys puff and spin, and of course, saw the chickens. A loves chickens. I mean LOVES them. He spends most of his time at any farm with a chicken tucked under an arm (or each arm), as he happily walks around stroking it and chatting away. He.loves.chickens.
G got a little chicken snuggle in too, before we left, while A climbed a cliff and watched some hens take a dust bath. After a while we were off. Happy dirty boys full of sunshine, fresh air, and a little bit of chicken.