Thursday, July 3, 2008

Farm Camp, Day Three

Wednesday was a momentous day at Farm Camp. When the kids arrived at the farm, they discovered that a baby bull had been born only three hours before. He was able to stand but somewhat tottery on his skinny little black legs. Linda, the farmer, let the campers name him. They dubbed the little guy "Bingo." They loaded him into a wagon to transport him from the barn to the calf pen outside. By afternoon he was awkwardly trying to run and bellowing his displeasure when he couldn't find his mama. No pictures of Bingo yet, since a friend drove the kids both ways yesterday.

In other big news, Manda Panda, the sweet black and white lamb has figured out how to baa. And ye gods, can she BAAAAAAAA. It took me a moment to reconcile the small black and white fluffy lamb trotting to the fence with the unearthly loud bleat coming out of her mouth.

Here's Pip the Goat. The goats are a wily bunch, and on the girls' first day of camp the goats staged a jail break from their pen. Bear said it was chaos...goats running wild and campers trying to catch them.

Bug encourages Miracle the Calf to walk:

Bear on the rope swing:

1 comment:

#1quiltinggrandma said...

My God, what fun! Gees, what an opportunity for our girls. This they will never forget and hopefully their children will be able to experience the same on some future farm. Awesome way to learn about nature.

Today was our first day closed and we have enjoyed our entire day, first by going to Costco to pick up a few things for a party we are invited to tomorrow at a client's home and to see the fireworks. The rest of our day we stayed home playing with our respective hobbies and listening to the Cd's Papa made for us covering the year of our High School graduation. Then on to the three Cd's Papa made for me when we visited them in their beautiful home a few Christmases ago. I had so much fun sitting with him and picking out the ballads I wanted from the 50's and 60's. To this day they sound so wonderful and the songs stirred up a lot of memories for Grandpa and our courting and married years. We are on CD number two right now. One more to go for the day :-)