Friday's post focussed on all of the preparations for this weekend's Open Farm.
My final wish was that the weather would cooperate on Friday night.
You see, we were threatened with severe thunder storms and tornado warnings.
None of which happened....just a mild storm on Friday night with a strong shower.
By Saturday morning, the air was clean and fresh, the sky was blue,
the temperatures cool (perfect, really).
We truly could not have asked for a more beautiful day!
Right before guests started to arrive, we gals donned our aprons...
From left to right are Ashley (son Andy's girlfriend), Jen (daughter, Tyler's Mommy),
Kelley (Hubbs' right hand at the office), me, and Amanda (daughter).
We spent the day visiting with guests and introducing them to the animals.
To me, there is nothing more precious than the excitement of kids on a farm.
Tyler (on the passenger's side) is asking, "Are you sure you know how to drive this thing?"
By the end of the day, the pigs were exhausted...
the goats were stuffed (with Ritz)...
and the dogs were exhausted
and stuffed (with picnic goodies)!
Tyler had a ride in the big tractor
and was in his glory.
When we took him over and set him on our newly refurbished Tin Lizzy,
he threw his head down in despair as if to say, "You call this a tractor?"
The kids piled into the hay wagon
for a good ole fashioned hay ride.
Sharing our wonderful farm and seeing it through the eyes of children
made for a truly magical day!
Everyone remarked at how personable our animals are.
We spend so much time with our critters,
it's good to see that it pays off!
We are so very lucky to have the life that we do, here on the farm.
But, honestly, to share it with others is the best part!
It really was a perfect day.
And I don't know, but after watching the kids with all of the different animals,
I'm thinking we might need a cow!