My Uncle and cousin are successful grain growers. I'm sure though that Miss M thought we were headed to an animal farm to see pigs, cows and other animals. She was a little surprised. It was good to show her that there are different types of farms and this one specialises in growing Sorghum, which is sold to chicken farms for feed.
Miss M and Miss H were shown around the farm. Miss M sat in some of the big farm machinery but knocked back a ride in a tractor. This seemed crazy to me as she spent the rest of the afternoon flying around the dirt tracks on the go kart with Daddy, going at quite a speed for a little person. She enjoyed it so much she asked for ride....
We did get to see some animals. My cousins saved a litter of kittens some time ago and three of them have grown to be lovely pets. The girls loved getting to know them however we're not so good with pets as we don't have any of our own. Miss M and Miss H had to learn to pat gently and not pull the tails.
The chickens had laid three lovely eggs so Madeline collected them with my cousin. What a great experience since we usually find our eggs at the supermarket! To follow this up we've spent the week doing a few egg-citing activities at home.
Together we made scrambled eggs for lunch. We used 3 eggs, some milk, a good pinch of salt and some dill. These ingredients were whisked up by my little masterchef and put in the fry pan to be mixed some more until scrambled. Yum!
We read 'The Egg' by Moonlight Publishing. This book, in an amazing way, details life inside an egg.
After all the farm fun we had three tired (Yes I mean three!!) girls and one daddy on the trip home. It was a big day and one we'd like to do all over again! Thank you to my wonderful family for having us!