Sunday, June 20, 2010
Are you afraid of Sheep?
In our house, we aren't huge fans of animals, but we are huge fans of activities. Especially int he summer time. The more we have to do to whittle the day away, and the more people we have to do it with, the better.
The other day we crossed the valley, headed into the mountains and ventured to Carvers Cove Petting Farm. The boys and I survived the long ride (almost two hours each way) to Eden, Utah, and were ready for some fun.
This little farm was pretty cool. Family run and very friendly, the end of may through June is their "Baby Animal" month, with new animals being born weekly on the farm. They had a little big of everything, too: ducks, chickens, pigs, rabbits, horses, cows, llamas, goats, sheep, cats, dogs, and a few donkeys to round things out.
It was a bit expensive ($7 a person, not counting the food you buy to feed the animals) but the kid friendly atmosphere was worth it. If my kids were older, and brave, they could have held baby goats, ridden horses, and really gotten involved. Instead,we were happy to keep a safe distance and throw our food to the animals instead of feed them from our hands.
Afterwards, we went to a cute park for lunch, let all the kiddies play and thank heaven, the boys slept almost the entire way home.