T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chickens and Goats and Starlings...Oh My!

Some family friends of ours just moved to their new homestead. They've started outfitting it with various critters. They invited us out to meet the animals (particularly with the kids in mind).

Here are some photos from our visit:

Ms. C showing us the fancy chicken coupe Mr. T built. There are juvenile chicks inside. They still make cheeping noises, too.

The kids were a little nervous initially but soon they warmed up to everything.

The chickens were cool and that coup is totally impressive. However, the goats were really fun. There used to be a goat at the barn where I boarded my horse. He used to ram just about anyone in his path. He steered clear of me because my horse would kick him any time he came close (she never kicked anyone or anything else - smart mare!). I was actually a bit nervous around the mama goat but the 3 week old babies were so soft and so cute. These were fun. It was like the petting zoo on steroids for the kids.

The kids had a great time but before we left, Mr. T showed us some starling babies in their nesting box.

Thank you Ms. C and Mr. T for sharing your new critters with us. We all had a wonderful time and look forward to helping you tend your garden and animals in the future.


septembermom said...

What a fun critter visit for all of you! I can tell that your kids were entranced by the whole experience. Great pictures :)

Jenners said...

What a great experience for your kids!!! And I imagined the A Team's Mr. T when you mentioned Mr T. HA!

Kim said...

This is so awesome! I'm in awe of anyone who can do the work necessary to keep a farm going. What a fun and educational visit!

JKMommy said...

What a lovely farm they have starting up! So great the kids got to check it all out up close!

Caitlin said...

So cool! That coop is AMAZING!! Trex looks so old and skinny in that tshirt!