Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Day on the Farm

This past weekend we loaded up the family and had a day at the farm! Our main goal was to pick up the grass fed beef that we purchased several weeks prior. However, to our delight it worked out that we got to attend a fun day on the farm as well!

We all had a great time. There was great people, great food, and fun for the kids. And of course, cows and chickens, and a hay rack ride!

I found this farm after much research online. I was on the search for grass fed beef because I feel it is much healthier for us(and tastes better, too!) We have gotten shares of a cow before. Organic and non-organic. So, it wasn't a totally new process for us. However, we have never had the opportunity to visit the farm from which the cows came or gotten to meet the great people that took care of them and made them so happy.

Now, I must tell you that these cows were happy. I have seen cows many a time. In fact, I lived on a farm house when I was about 10 and had them in my front yard. The cows I shared my yard with were not happy. No, they were more like not happy. The cows at Flying S Farm were frolicking. Yes, you heard me right, frolicking. Running about and having a good ol' time. They were curious buggers, too. Came pret'near right up to J and wanted to check him out! J was in heaven! We got to see them change pasture which they do a couple times a day so they can eat on good, fresh grass. We got to see how they got the water all the way out to the cows in the pasture so that they can have cool, fresh drinks when its warm and sunny out. It was great to be able to see all this and to know where your food is coming from.

We had a great lunch of grass fed beef burgers on the grill, fresh grass fed cheese, veggies, coleslaw, and homemade cookies! Yum!

Then the kids got to embark on a great treasure hunt which took them all over the farm. They had a blast!

All in all it was a very satisfying day. Thanks to Penny and Dave and John and Pattie. And everyone else that helped make the day so great.


boogiemum said...

Wow, that looks so cool. I wish I could find someplace like that around me.

On another note, I hope you don't ming my asking...how many children do you have? I just realized that I didn't know and that you had a lot of different kids in your pictures and I was wondering if they were all yours :)

frugalmom said...

boogiemum: Hey! It was a lot of fun. It was about 2 hrs from home tho. So, a little bit of a drive. I have 3 kids. The first 3 that are pictured are mine. Note the littles one with his finger in his nose! His big brother took that photo...only a big brother could do that, right?

Mim said...

Looks like you guys had a great day! A look at rural living fer you city folks. Did you step in any cow patties?

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

I love treasure hunts, that looked like so much fun.

frugalmom said...

Mim: Hey. I am almost country.....and no, I didn't step in anything!

Frazzled Farm Wife: It was fun. It was kinda hard pushing the stroller thru some of the different terrains, tho.