Saturdays are always work days for us since Bob is home and we can do projects together. This past Saturday I had a huge bunch of freshly dug red beets to process, too, and Christmas pot holders to finish for our market and events at Thames Farm later this month and Old McCaskills’ Farm in early December. Farmer Bob planned to finish some projects outside and take a nice long nap on the couch while the Breeders Cup horse races were on TV. The best-laid plans…….
Last week I had a text message inquiring about our tours, and I missed the part where she said she was thinking of bringing her family on Saturday, and she missed the part where I said our guided tours are on Sunday! It all worked out PERFECTLY, though, because when the two cars pulled in around 2:00, both Farmer Bob and I were at a good stopping point, and we had the most enjoyable time with this friendly family of six….the eldest was 93 years old, and the youngest about 10 years old!
I love watching our visitors the first time they are with our laying hens and three roosters. I guess it might be a bit overwhelming, but children learn a good lesson about being calm and moving slow, because if they do something abruptly, the whole flock scatters. It’s immediate feedback!
I think this little girl was a little uncertain about reaching into the nest boxes to pick up eggs, so Farmer Bob showed her how.