Our Trip to the Farm

*The twins are 25 months actual, 23 months adjusted

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

Hi friends! Since we know the importance of providing hands-on experience with vocabulary/concepts we are teaching our children whenever possible, we decided to visit a local farm as part of our “On the Farm” unit.  I’ll share the pictures today, and then in my next farm post I’ll show you the awesome learning activity that we did with them.

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

For those of you who are local readers, we visited Homestead Farms in Keller, TX.  Click the text link to see their website; I linked it to their “Farm Fun” page that lists their visitor hours, policies, and some really cool events that are coming up.  We may just have to make an encore visit for their Earth Day celebration!

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

When we arrived, we were greeted by two of the most patient farm dogs you have ever seen.  Our three toddlers straddled them, hugged them, and pretty much invaded their personal space in every way possible, and neither dog batted an eye.

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

Next up- chickens!

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

 Will kept saying, “Chicken coooOOP!” over and over.  Then Sydney would chime in with, “Eat seeds! Eat seeds!”

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

Here is one of the rabbits housed in a nearby hutch; it was feeling frisky and would run to one end of the cage and then “charge” across it towards Will, who would then be so excited/scared that he would run around in circles yelling “Johnny Rabbit!” (a song from music class), and then go stand by the cage so the process could be repeated all over again.

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

We were all fascinated by Mama Pig, who snorted up a storm and did her darndest to keep the mud warm.

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

Her babies were much more active, and we had fun watching them dig around in the mud and eat the roots that they found. Both twins will demonstrate this behavior anytime you mention pigs. Fair warning.

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

 We even got to touch their rubbery little snouts!

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

 The boys were both smitten by all of the machinery we saw around the farm.

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

 We have been making “tractor tracks” with toys tractors in playdough and paint, so I had to take a photo of the real thing!

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

My favorite animal we got to see on the trip? The goats, hands down. Aren’t they hilarious?  I have about 20 pictures of them, but I’ll spare you just in case you aren’t as impressed as I am 😉

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

 But I had to add my favorite!

Our Trip to the Farm at Twodaloo (www.two-daloo.com)

This was such a fun morning!  I love that we were able to give the kiddos a real life experience to add to their knowledge base.  And how many people can say that they have actually kissed a goat, and have photos to prove it?

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  1. Twin mom question, do you do this type of trip with your twins on your own ever? I would totally be out doing more “field trip” activities if it weren’t for the fact I have my two on my own (nearly 21 months and so busy!) and they often run in opposite directions… Does it get easier in a few months? :) I really hope so!! We have several farms nearby but we usually have to wait until my husband is home on weekends.
    Thanks for the great post!

    • Amanda, it just depends…this one was good because the kids could run around without running into the street, etc. My friend who went with me had her own hands full with a toddler and a newborn, so I was on my own! Having two the same age definitely has limited me as far as taking them places myself (there have been many playgroups that I had to skip because they were at places I couldn’t keep up with both of them safely), but it does seem to be getting a little better. I just have to make sure to have plenty of snacks and things to distract them, and if one decides to have a tantrum, all bets are off!

  2. Stephanie, I LOVE that you took a picture of the tractor tire tracks! That’s totally something I’d do!
    Looks like you guys had a great time at the farm. I have an uncle who is a farmer and Peanut absolutely loves visting his farm and then playing farm when he gets home. It’s so great to give little ones the opportunity to experience new things first hand.

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