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Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Little Farm With Our Herd

Last week, Lindsay and I loaded up the kids and set out in search of greener pastures. The short drive to the Little Farm at Windwater is beautiful, located near the entrance to Flaming Geyser State Park, surrounded by lush farmland and the wide open spaces of the Green River Valley. The Little Farm occasionally hosts "Open To The Public" days, and although it was a gray morning in Western Washington, the fresh air was just what the doctor ordered. Lynn Vick and her family own, work, and live at the farm and they couldn't be any more sweet or accommodating to families. 

Enjoying a picnic lunch by the playhouse.

Their animals are sweet, too.  The farm boasts goats (with babies, even twins!, out there now if you hurry), horses, chickens, sheep, a big pig, peacocks, beautiful rabbits, and a couple of rambunctious St. Bernards.  All the animals are available for gentle petting and feeding on public days. One of the horses, Dolly, has a funny habit of knocking over the stepstool in front of her stall if she doesn't think she's getting enough attention or carrots. 

Haley, with Dolly the horse.
The farm hosts parties, preschools, weddings and picnics rain or shine and they love sharing the joy of farm life with kids. They have a wide open field with picnic tables (and hand-washing stations!) so families can sit and enjoy lunch after a morning with the animals. There's also a great old, wooden, two-story playhouse next to the seesaw by the house. We left with full tummies from our picnic and a dozen farm fresh eggs. Thanks for a terrific morning, Little Farm! 

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