Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Little Farmer

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The last weekend we were in Wisconsin we wanted to go to the Little Farmer, an apple orchard near where Paul’s parents live that has seasonal activities for kids as well as super-duper caramel apples.

 

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We were ready to explore!

Except that I had forgotten to charge the camera batteries. Oops! Mamae was kind enough to run to a gas station down the road to get some.

Then we were ready!

 

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This is the house on the property. It’s been recently restored to it’s original Victorian loveliness.

 

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“No Rock Climbing!”

 

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I like this chicken. It looks so…elegant. For a chicken.

 

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Veronica was excited to see the goats and chickens.

 

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Very excited.

 

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She got to feed them. Then the goats were excited, too.

 

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Dad wasn’t so excited about trying to keep her fingers from getting bitten off.

 

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The kind of sign that makes parents everywhere wary. I like how they made a point of underlining “YOUR”.

 

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It was actually a really cute playground.

 

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Except for the part where the kids can climb up to this platform but adults can’t. The sign said so.

No not that sign. A different one.

 

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Trying to coax Veronica down the slide.

 

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Unsuccessfully. She’s not big on heights.

 

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Sweet little sunflower.

 

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I don’t get it. What do you want me to do again?”

 

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Even with two people helping, she didn’t get very far. There were too many other things to see and do.

 

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Like the tunnel of greenery mosquitoes. Run, Veronica!

 

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She liked this chair.

 

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For a second anyway.

 

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Cute horse swings.

 

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Cow!

 

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Bye cow! See you next time!

 

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Let me tell you. It was hot that day. Hot and sticky. I don’t blame him for trying to take shelter.

 

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Pretty peacock.

 

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I thought these bugs were kind of cute. They look like friends. I can just imagine them having a conversation.

So, did you hear about Bob?”

No, what about him?”

Chicken got him last week.”

No way!”

Just plucked him right out of the prime of his life. Not even the fence posts are safe anymore.”

Poor Bob.

 

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Naturally she liked these animals.

 

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Finally, it was time for caramel apples. I got chocolate covered sunflower seeds on mine. So good.

 

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They went over well.

 

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Caramel apples, where have you been all my life?”

Oh they were there. We just didn’t want you to know about them yet.

 

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And now that ship has sailed.

 

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I’m ready for another one!”

No way, Jose.

 

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You can see the sugar already taking effect.

 

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Then she tried to escape.

I’m going this way!”

 

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Eventually it was time to head back. Because it was summer we didn’t get to see all the fun stuff they have available, like pumpkins and hay rides in the fall, but it was a cute little place to spend the afternoon and Veronica definitely had a blast. I’m sure we’ll be back again next time we’re out for a visit. I need another caramel apple.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a lovely day! And that dessert looks heavenly! I want some of that!

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