Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Farm in My Mind

Running a business is crazy.
Meant for crazy people.

Don't get me wrong - I love it.
I have wanted to do this for a very very long time and I am truly blessed to be able to live out my dream.
But it's still crazy.

Lately, I have become slightly obsessed with the idea of having chickens.
Not so much for the chickens, but for organic, colored eggs and THIS:

Thank you Country Living Magazine for permanently altering the course of my life.
I want this chicken coop. And the chickens to go in it.
I am realistic enough to know that it might end up being an American Girl dollhouse, but I want it anyway.

It happens to be Delaware State Fair week here.
Perfect opportunity to check out lots of farm animals.
For the farm I am going to live on, in my mind.

So, as it turns out, the kids know that we get milk from cows.
But they were slightly disturbed watching a cow actually get milked.

We entered a raffle to win a calf.
I've never won a raffle before.
How much do you wanna bet I win this one.

Showing sheep is serious business.

He thought the sheep were really cute.
He thought that making sweaters from their wool was gross.

They wanted to know why that sheep had a ballet leotard on.
To keep him clean for his show, of course.

They solved the world's problems.
Right there. At the fair.

They loved all the sweetness!

The kids have decided that baby Pygmy goats have to live on our farm.
We had goats when I was a kid.
They chased us.

My oldest was taking riding lessons for awhile.
She reminded me that she not only wants to take that up again, but also wants a horse.
Of course she wants a horse.

This little mister LOVED the horses!
Wanted to touch every last one.
Made for a long trip through the horse barn.

We ended our animal tour with a good old-fashioned Sno Kone.
It took us about 4 hours to make it through all the barns at the fair.
We had a great time!

I still have an overwhelming urge to move onto a farm.
Or at least a farm-like setting.
With a chicken coop. Even if it is for the dolls.

I told you running a business is for crazy people!

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