Monday, October 8, 2012

 When it is overcast and somewhat dismal on a Saturday afternoon, what do you choose to do with three children who are spending time with you?
Well, we chose to visit a Miniature Horse Farm several miles from our home, and from all indications, I think we made a great decision.

 At the festive looking Pop's Produce Stand we turned into the farm lane.

One of the unique features of the visit, was the small cart pulled by a miniature horse.  With total teamwork, two young brothers hooked up the horse.  Notice the Saturday afternoon laundry hanging on the line to dry.  It was all surreal, as I felt like we had stepped back into another era of history. 
First ride was for the two girls and their young driver.  Down the farm lane they went, so happy and carefree.

Next it was our grandson's turn, and he smiled the entire way.
It was the cutest little miniature horse and cart, and I thought to myself what a clever idea these farmers had, in creating this activity for children.

They had the opportunity to groom their new found, easy going friend, and they took it quite seriously.
Gently, the little one brushed the long tail over and over again.
Before leaving, of course we had to make a stop at the concession stand, only to discover that the owner had freshly made potato chips to sample.  Warm potato chips cooked in peanut oil...what could be better!


As we rode home, we passed more farmers working the fields, tirelessy gathering the corn, because of the coming winter season.

Yes, we live in the midst of hard working, dedicated farmers, that in one way or another have learned how to use their entrepreneurial expertise to support their families. 

It was a memorable afternoon, despite the lack of sunny weather.

Thank you for stopping here.  By the way, there are many more farms to visit in our county, and it really isn't the only way we spend our spare time here:)  It just seems that way in my latest posts.


Happy@Home said...

It looks like you made a great choice! I can imagine it would be very exciting for your grandchildren to spend time with that cute little horse. The picture of them riding in the cart is so sweet.
I sure do enjoy the visits to the farms in your area. It always looks so pretty and peaceful.

Stacey said...

I think you are very lucky to have such beautiful surroundings. Your grandkids are lucky to have such caring grandparents.

Lovella ♥ said...

Judy, what a wonderful way to spend time with those three. It is such a wonderful opportunity for them to see farming in this way. I would love to see harvesting in this way.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful experience fro your grandchildren. Judy! The miniature horses look so darling. I'd love to see them in person, myself!

Debbie said...

I'd love something like that for grands to do. I know they'd love it. Glad you enjoyed!

Judy said...

What fun for the grands...and what beautiful scenery (with or without sunshine!).

Christine said...

What FUN!
Fun for the children and fun memories for everyone!

Kathleen said...

What fabulous memories you're building into your grandchildren's lives. What beautiful country!

Kelli said...

Such beautiful pictures. You live in such a pretty part of the country.
It looks like everyone had a wonderful time!


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