I've blogged plenty of times about how much we enjoy going to the Homestead Creamery for ice cream. Well once a year they open up their farm for Farm Days, and this year we made a point of attending.
It was very well attended. The boys wanted to head to the petting zoo first thing. The goats were friendly and I liked that they didn't head butt the kids.
This little calf was also very friendly, and the twins gave him lots of extra petting.
There were free samples of Homestead Creamery milk in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. This picture kind of looks like Pierce is eyeing Reid's strawberry milk, doesn't it...
Local merchants attended with various wares for sale. Paul really liked one of the local coffee displays with free samples.
We watched several blacksmiths at work and looked at some hand forged tools from the middle part of the 19th century.
We watched them making apple cider, and they also had samples available.
I enjoyed watching several men turning wood. They had beautiful pieces available to buy - I really liked the wooden snowmen ornaments.
And of course, you can't go to a creamery farm and not be prepared to see plenty of cattle!
This one was taking a little dip in the stream.
Pumpkin roll samples.
Finally, we ended the day with some ice cream. It was messy. Very messy. In some cases, messier than in others.
But a little ice cream mess doesn't stop the fun.
Who wants a cute little garden shed like this one?
Look at him. I think he's proud of his messy face, shirt, and pants.
Overlooking the farm, on the walk back to the car through a field of turnips.
What a great (and free!) way to spend a Saturday morning!
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