This week's travel post is part of a travel series of our visit to see our grandchildren in Carmel, Indiana. If you want to start at the beginning, go HERE. Other posts in chronological order are HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE!
Visiting farms is a fun educational way to teach children where their food comes from. While visiting our kids in Carmel, Indiana last fall, one of the things we did was take the grandchildren to a local farm. It's pretty funny since my husband and I already live in a farming community and the children could visit a farm anytime when they are visiting us...but we did it anyway!
The farm we visited was Wonder Tree Farm in Zionsville, Indiana. It is a working farm that is open to the public on Farm Days, and they have an on-farm market where you can purchase some of their products and visit with some of their animals.
Their market offers locally raised pastured meats, farm fresh eggs, raw dairy, and local honey.
Right when you walk through the barn doors, there are many animals ready to greet you. They were all pretty friendly too, with the exception of one grumpy old billy goat who can you meet in the video at the end of this post. 😀
Of course, my favorite animals of them all were all the kittens! My oh my, the barn was filled with the most beautiful, adorable kittens! I wanted to take them all home with me.
Alethea and Atticus both love kitties too. Just look at the smile on her face!
Horses and goats were ready to greet us as we entered the barn. They did not mind being petted at all and seemed to really like the attention.
Is this not the most adorable photo ever? It's as if the farmer put the kitty here on purpose just for a great advertisement, but he assured me he did not. The kitty really picked this spot for a nap.
Did you know chickens love watermelon? I sure didn't. The farmer got everyone's attention and told us to watch as he threw a watermelon on the ground. All the chickens came running over and they ate that watermelon as fast as you could blink your eye!
A modest chicken coup can be seen in the distance. Looks like the donkeys are enjoying the tall grass too.
Some cute ducks. I've sure been enjoying seeing the ducks come back this spring, have you?
And this baby goat was my absolute favorite. He was so cute. He kept trying so hard to get some food, but the bigger goats, especially the big old mean billy goat, would push him out of the way. Eventually my husband and I figured out a strategy but you will have to watch the video to find out what that was.
You can buy a cup of feed to feed the animals. They seemed to really appreciate it.
Before we headed home, I had to stop and check out the kitties one more time. I was amazed the kittens left the chickens alone. My Jackson would have had one for lunch. 😂
They sure all loved curling up in the hay to nap!
Finally, I have to sneak a picture in here of Atticus with his grandpa. He wasn't walking yet and was in the stroller the whole time so he didn't get as many pictures taken as Alethea did.
And now the long-awaited video. This baby goat is so cute, you don't want to miss it!
Have A Great Day! Amy
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