We are lucky enough to live in an area that has an 1890's living history farm. We are fans on Facebook and we were notified that they had many lambs on the way. Five baby sheep were born just this weekend! Of course, I decided that we needed to make a family trip on Sunday to see all of them. I don't know if the kids were more excited or my husband and me. When we got there the farmers were tagging the lambs ears. They picked a couple of them up for us to see.
|1 Day Old|
|4 Days Old|
As we walked around the farm it was COLD! I kept asking my kindergartner what it would be like to work on the farm in the 1890's. He thought it would be "pretty bad and cold" milking the cows , or feeding the chickens early in the morning. It sure would be a lot of work, but there is something about this farm that feels peaceful every time we go there!
|Enjoying Some Wide Open Space|
I tried to think of a baby animal book to read to my son, but couldn't come up with the right one, so I decided on Telling the Time by Heather Amery and Illustrated by Stephen Cartwright.
This book has a clock with movable arms so you can change the time as the story progresses. The story takes place on Apple Tree Farm and Mrs. Boot and the children are very busy on the farm. They collect eggs at the henhouse, check on the new calf, and meet Mr. Boot at the train station. Although this book doesn't get very detailed with time, it is a good introduction to clocks and was a good wrap up for our trip to the farm.