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Saturday, August 9, 2008
Meet Me at the Fair, Part Two
I posted on Friday about how much my kids enjoyed the rides at the fair. I also wanted to share my favorite part, the Little Ones Farming exhibit.

As we entered the farming area, some ladies welcomed us and offered aprons to the kids. My Best Girl was more than willing; my Favorite Boy passed on the apron experience.

First, the kids gathered corn and fed the chickens. They also gathered eggs. (The animals were fake, but everything looked very realistic.)

Next, they picked apples in the orchard.


After planting some of their corn, they were able to "pick" crops like corn, peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers.

For both of my kids, the best part of the farming experience was milking the cow.

When the milking was finished, they took their crops, eggs, and milk to a farmer's market where they were able to exchange their goods for "cash." With their hard-earned money, they could purchase an ice cream sandwich, animal crackers, an apple, or some milk. It was so cute!

Of course, no farming experience is complete without meeting some real animals. We saw pigs, ponies, alpacas, chickens, rabbits, and more. These were two of my favorites. (I am not sure a camel is a farm animal, but it was fun to see one just the same.)


We enjoyed learning about life on a farm, and my post doesn't adequately show how wonderful the exhibit was. The organizers did a great job making it fun and educational.

While my kids still voted the rides the best part of the fair, I enjoyed getting a taste of life on the farm (and I was thankful to have a few minutes that did not involve spinning around in circles)!

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