All I can say is WOW! I had no idea my kids could have so much fun at a dairy farm! We spent the day at the South Mountain Creamery’s Fall Festival. After a few hours there, KitKat turned to me and said, “I thought that this would be a lot more boring than it is. This is actually cool.” Those of you who have teenagers or soon-to-be teens know what a big statement that is. Notice in the following pictures how many times I caught KitKat smiling (and not running away from the camera, either!)
Cowboy Hay was the first “attraction” to catch our interest. Twizzler has always had a LOVE of GOLD (Funny side story–one day years ago, I found him with a collection of all the yellow things he could find in the house. I asked him what they were, and he replied, “They’re the family jewels!”) Well, Cowboy Hay had REAL GOLD, and he let us hold it.
Here is Twizzler holding more than $2000 worth of gold. It was heavy!
After the gold, the 4 younger kids ran off to other areas of the barn to play with the old farm equipment. There were 2 hand-crank machines (no idea what they’re called) that the kids loved. I was just glad that nobody lost any fingers.
Yes, even KitKat got involved.
After Cowboy Hay had given our family our very own history lesson (he was a driver during the 1849 Gold Rush, you know!!) he sat down to play his collection of old-time instruments. Very fun to listen to!
We had been there for about 2 hours when I noticed that the kids were looking mighty dirty. Not only did they have a layer of dirt, but Twizzler and Reese had had a run-in with someone else’s cream (coming down the slide, they were covered with the thick, white stuff). Reese’s hair was matted to her forehead! They didn’t care about the dirt as they rode circles around the barn on all of the trikes and wagons and mini farm equipment for kids.
Reese loved having the front seat on the hayride.
It was the perfect day. I think the kids are going to be begging to go again next year.
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