Posts Tagged ‘farm’

Wordless Wednesday: Apple Picking 2015

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Remember when Wordless Wednesday was a thing and I could just post photos and people still came and looked at them?

But don’t look at these too much, for some reason the colors look terrible. Ugh.

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My Week(258) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Once again, I love fall. I also love staying home and not doing things for several hours a day while the big kids are at school. It’s a good balance.

Sunday:

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Pirates at the cider mill

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Pirates at the paddleboard rental place

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Tiny pirate at the ice cream stand sandbox

Monday:

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I suspect the farmer actually paints these himself

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Linc is very helpful while I’m editing #not

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Wait. No. Stop. Come back.

Tuesday:

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Applauding for The Price is Right because he’s a GOOD BABY

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This corner of my house = a snapshot of our life

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Yo ho ho and a bottle of milk

Wednesday:

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Shopping cuddles

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Brutus likes the new rug

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This is not what I mean by babycakes, babycakes.

Thursday:

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Wait for new IDs is way more relaxing when someone else can walk the baby up and down the halls

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My bloggy thing at Boscovs was fun and delicious

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Linc loves headbands

Friday:

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Yay SPORTS

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Fridays, man.

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FRIDAYS, MAN.

Saturday:

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Peewee soccer is adorable

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My assistants waving goodbye to a mini session

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Saturday mini session success, even with a nursing break in the middle.

So E was gone on an underway this month that ended up being twice as long as it should have been because of the hurricane. To apologize for the unnecessary sea time, work gave him a few days off, which means not only has he been home to help/enjoy all weekend, he gets Monday off too! That means a whole extra day of FALL FUN to do FALL FUN THINGS.

Oak Leaf Dairy Farm Visit – Baby Goat Cuddle Therapy Should Be A Thing

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

A few weeks ago a friend posted a photo on Facebook of her daughter surrounded by baby goats. I clicked the picture, which was geo-tagged, which led to a place name, which I then typed into Facebook and their page popped up. (Technology, man!) It turns out the place with the baby goats is called Oak Leaf Dairy and it’s only 20 minutes from my house. So after ballet class on Saturday I forced my family into their coats and put the directions into my phone and said “WE’RE GOING TO SEE GOATS EVERYONE IN THE CAR.”

I have about a 20% success rate with Family Fun Days. 80% of the time I am slightly-to-very disappointed because the Family Fun I had pictured never materialises. The kids are hungry, the weather is bad, my husband doesn’t think “wandering” or “browsing” count as fun activities at all. The more kids we add the more often I am stressed instead of relaxed and the picture perfect day trips I image for our family ends with everyone just needing a nap and a break from each other. It’s something I struggle with a lot – I WANT to be a family that loves to do lots of things together but most of the time we do better just watching a movie. That’s not much of a photo-worthy occasion.

BUT. Sometimes. Sometimes everyone remembers that they actually like each other and we have an awesome time.

The goats were an awesome time. Oak Leaf Dairy gets an A+ for Family Fun.

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Since it was snowing/raining we didn’t get to walk around the farm for the full tour, but we spent more than an hour in the baby goat shed just cuddling and petting baby goats. You can hold the goats. You HAVE to hold the goats, because they will literally leap into your lap. They also nibble your clothes and hair and phone and shoes but they have baby goat teeth and it doesn’t hurt. There were tiny babies literally born THAT morning in a separate quiet pen but the children could climb in and out of the other stalls (if they WANTED to be covered in goats) or hang out in the main room if they wanted a little more space. There were a few other people there and they were all as overwhelmed with the adorableness as we were – one of them FaceTimed her sister to show her how much fun the kids were having playing with the goats. Even my husband, who rolls his eyes at everything, loved the baby goats. BABY GOATS ARE THE BEST.

I would like to recommend baby goat therapy be added to Ways To Avoid Hating Everything.

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After we got in our baby goat time – even Lincoln liked petting the baby goats – we stopped at the cheese room to try out some samples: aged cheddar, cheddar curds, 4 kinds of chevre, feta, and caramel sauce. They also sell soap, but we couldn’t eat that so we didn’t buy any. We DID buy an obscene amount of everything else and then stopped for bread and ice cream on the way home so we would have cheese and caramel mouth-delivery devices.

It was an excellent Family Fun Day and we are going back as soon as possible.

Worldless Wednesday: Clark Farms 2013

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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My kids were D O N E by the end. This is real life.

My kids were D O N E by the end. Our friends were a little more photogenic.

My Week(144) in iPhone Photos

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

DO ALL THE SUMMER BEFORE IT’S GONE.

Sunday:

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I put away the changing pad (that I’ve used maybe twice ever) since I don’t have any babies anymore.

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Fresh neighborhood eggs are a game of IS THERE A CHICKEN FETUS IN THIS OR NO?

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Best spot ever for senior pictures? Probably.

Monday:

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Tired.

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Mess.

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Tired.

Tuesday:

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I WILL MISS YOU WHILE I AM AT SCHOOL BABY SISTER EVEN THOUGH WE ARE GOING TO SAME SCHOOL.

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Mommy the donkey is my best friend!

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Cloud or portal opened to another dimension by a tesseract?

Wednesday:

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Our last gymnastics class. She’ll have to use her super strength somewhere else.

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Our duck pond has an endless supply of adorable baby ducks and I cannot stop taking pictures of them.

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Waiting patiently for her grilled cheese.

Thursday:

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NO PICTURES PLEASE.

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Tinker Bell rests in the tasting room of the winery. Being a fairy is hard work.

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My sister and her boyfriend are EXCELLENT child watchers. I like them.

Friday:

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The princess generously bestows bacon upon her people.

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Beach baby

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THREE GINGERS.

Saturday:

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Yard sale. Most of it’s on the curb now, it was not a smashing success. But at least it’s all out of my house.

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Second day of the princess dress. I peeled it off her to wash it because 2 year olds are gross.

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Watching more Watch Us Edit videos from Clickin Moms and it’s still blowing my mind.

It was a surprisingly good week, even if I continue to make poor choices in regards to my own bedtime. 11 pm has become midnight has become 1 am, which means I’m getting like 5 hours of sleep which means I am chronically tired which is my OWN FAULT and yet I keep doing it. I am not very good at learning my lesson. I’m also so, so excited about Ginger Snaps Pictures (website! facebook! in progress, so don’t judge too harshly) and the photography classes/workshops/critiques I’ve signed up for I CAN’T go to bed any earlier. I need those post-kid hours. Although I have managed to thoroughly wear them out several days this week so they took naps – NAPS! – and slept a full 12 hours at night.

This week will be almost as full as last week, which is my favorite kind of week. Even if I am tired.