We made a stop at the big red barn so they could climb around on the square bales of hay and then hoofed it over to the long lines of round bales to practice our jumping the gap skills. Everyone had a grand time and we even saw Mr. Peter Rabbit while we were there. We took the big pick-up back home, stopping by the see the Longhorns that live up the road a piece.
After snacks we waved Abbey and little E goodbye and loaded up the Camelbacks for our nature walk in the woods. Here we are checking out the tank batteries on the way. Sadly, no oil in them at this time.
In good news, when we stepped out of the woods onto the road again, there was Uncle Zach, come to help out for the rest of the day! Zane was delighted, to say the least, since he didn't know his dad was on the way.
After naps we traveled to the Hampton farm to see their sheep and play on the hay bales in their barn. This farm also had chickens, ducks and guineas, a rabbit, lots of hunting dogs and other kids to play with on the big swing set.
Here you can see them getting to pet a guinea pig that lives there too.
As you can see from the picture below, harvest (such as it will be this year) is right around the corner. Most people baled their wheat this time around because the late freeze destroyed most of the crop, but this field looks like it might 'make something', if not a lot. We'll see if the kiddos want to come back out to ride the combines and play in the wheat trucks during harvest. The people who had the sheep invited us to come over the join in the fun at their farm.