Pigs, Pigs Everywhere!
Another catch-up entry! We also took Vlad to Slate Run Historical Farm. This is actually a metro park just south of Columbus and free to visit.
I love this place. It reminds me of growing up as a kid on my family’s dairy farm. I so desperately wished to give my children this childhood too, but despite all of my attempts it hasn’t worked out yet.
Henry chose his outfit. I couldn’t convince him to wear the matching shoes!
This house on the farm is exactly like my grandparents’ 100+ year old farmhouse on the inside. It made me homesick for childhood.
We brought a picnic. Funny story…we stopped at Aldi on the way to Slate Run to get stuff to make PB&J. Aldi doesn’t have bags, unless you pay for them. So I grabbed an empty box from the box rack to put our picnic supplies in. When we got to the park and I unloaded the box I found this striped tablecloth inside. No idea why it was in the discard boxes, but it worked out perfectly for our picnic!
It was about 85 degrees and sunny on that day. Lovely blue skies and perfect clouds.
I love pigs. My grandparents always raised a few piglets that they butchered in the fall once they were huge.
They’re pretty hilarious creatures, actually. I have always loved the way their noses go back and forth when they snort and sniff, and the way that they uncurl their tails and wag them when they get excited to see you come in the barn every morning. I loved feeding them as a kid.
We used to sit on the stall and dangle our feet in and the piglets would try and bite them. The things we had to resort to for childhood entertainment before internet, cell phones, and satellite tv right? :p (We also used to spend HOURS swinging from an old rope at the top of the three story barn while screaming like Tarzan and dropping into a bunch of loose hay below…so much fun.)
I also took a few pictures with my big camera…there’s a huge difference! Most of the pictures were with the GoPro, which is fun but not always the greatest quality. I’m still figuring out the ways of the GoPro and how to get the most out of it. It was a birthday gift. (I turned 30 in June. Yikes!)
Same exact swing, except with the Canon 5D Mk II.
One super fun thing about the GoPro is that it’s waterproof when in the case. Ada wanted me to drop it in the bucket at the water pump.
I look so weird!
Maybe this should be a snapchat filter…
This ram had the hugest ball sac I have ever seen on a sheep or goat. It was practically dragging on the ground. The kids couldn’t stop laughing at it. :o
I think he got insulted because he went and sat down, hiding his grotesquely large man parts.
If you’re wondering why there are so many pictures it’s because we were there for hours and hours. I never want to leave there.
In the background of this picture you can see a group of Japanese tourists. I’m not sure if they were visiting America as a group, or if they’re some sort of club, but none were speaking any English and there were like 40 of them. They were marveling over everything as if they’d never seen a pig or a chicken before in person, or at least that’s how it seemed based on my non-existent Japanese language skills.
How to occupy your children for two hours? Give them wooden hula hoops and wooden stilts…
Here’s a video of our day, including everyone feeding the pigs and all the squealing piglets, and me trying to walk on wooden stilts…