Monday, August 2, 2010

Farm Help

Hubbs and I were treated to quite a bit of farm help on Saturday.
Nine year old Aaron and his parents, Kelly and Chris, 
arose at the crack of dawn
and headed to the farm for a day of fun.

Not long after their arrival, 
Amelia and her Mom, Candace joined the group.

Kelly and Candace work with Hubbs.
They were winners of an auction item that we had donated...
a certificate for "A Day on Bee Haven Acres".
This auction was held to benefit a coworker with cancer.
Saturday they redeemed their certificate.

They all readily joined in with morning feeding and mucking duties.

Aaron and Amelia were enthralled with the animals.

After morning chores were complete,
the  boys went on a four wheeling expedition through the woods,
while the girls lounged by the pool.

A lunchtime cookout with local, organic beef burgers,
farm fresh produce and salads
and fresh farm peach pie
topped with local vanilla ice cream 
fueled the eager farm hands for the afternoon 
beekeeping activities.

Aaron happily overcame his fear of bees  

becoming quite adept with the smoker,

and will have great stories to take back to school with him this fall.

Amelia's favorite activity was gathering eggs....

and she did so without a single broken egg!

An added bonus for us was...
with the help of Chris and an umbrella, we finally were able
to get a "fainting" picture of Sally.

Fred, on the other hand, was not as cooperative.

I think everyone enjoyed the day...
and we sure appreciated the help!

5 comments:

Anke said...

What a fun day, and how nice of you to donate a day on bee haven acres for a worthy cause. Really looks like the kids enjoyed their time and learned a lot.

countrynmore said...

Sounds like a fun filled day. It is quite a feat to get children that young up so early in the morning. Glad you had company and help for the day.

kpaints said...

What a fun opportunity for everyone, they will remember it for years!

Jill in PA said...

Wow! What a great idea. That sounds like so much fun!

Jill

Autumn said...

How fun!!!!!!
I just love it! Precious kiddos!!!

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