Things kids do on a farm

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What is so special about our five year old brushing Trixie?  The fact that she decided to do this on her own.  I walked out of the barn and there she was, brushing the horse.  She has really embraced farm life.  She is still a girly, girl (hence the dress) but she will put on muck boots and jump in the mud, looking pretty all the while.

Our five and one year old are loving the farm life, especially since spring has arrived.  Here are some random pics of the girls enjoying farm life.

She may or may not be known to slip some grain into her own mouth.

She may or may not be known to slip some grain into her own mouth.

She loves sitting on Trixie.

She loves sitting on Trixie.  She also likes brushing her.

She is our chicken whisperer.  She loves feeding them every day.

She is our chicken whisperer. She loves feeding them every day.

They love filling water buckets.

They love filling water buckets.

Kids can learn so much on a farm.  They learn about birth,  life, reproduction, and death. They learn about pecking order. They learn about responsilbility and hard work.  They see how quickly a storm can blow in.  They learn where food comes from.  They discover wildlife up close (we found a turtle and a snail just this week).  They don’t just pull a string on a box to her the cow moo or the sheep say baa.  They experience the animals with all of their senses when they see it, hear, smell it, and feel it.  We are blessed to share this lifestyle with our kids.  I’m not going to lie, having a farm is much more work than our old way of life.  But the benefits are worth all the hard work.   Especially since our first round of bacon is expected in the next two weeks!  🙂