cooper spotted this kitty taking a drink of water out of a bucket.
so many nice paths to walk on. this was the first time we've been this year and even though we took the stroller, cooper wanted to walk with his big brother. and was always grabbing for his hand to hold....how cute is that?!
walking under a covered arbor.
this path is one of our favorites on a hot day. it's mostly shaded and it's also home to the butterfly garden. large wind chimes also hang in the trees and on a windy day, this is a beautiful place to walk, sit, enjoy.
a space for petting goats. these goats are medium in size and maguire recognized that they had really grown since our visit to the farmstead last year.
i've always loved this little white house with it's manicured gardens.
every year there is a new feature at the farmstead. last year a 5,000 square foot dairy barn was added. it is so beautiful and is home to several cows and a milking station. they also have a theatre in the barn and a place to buy snacks and drinks. maguire was checking out this map to see where we still needed to go.horse drawn wagon rides, pulled by draft horses, through the woods is a fun event.
the tractor attraction was added a couple of years ago. it's always a favorite and this year cooper was big enough to climb up on a tractor. i pushed him around the path while maguire tried to race us.
there are so many other things to do and see at the farmstead. you'll have to visit it to see the rest. you can easily spend all day here. there is also a playground and a small water feature that we cool off in afterward. then we head home and can't wait for our next visit. the farmstead is also a great place for birthday parties and family gatherings. check out the farmstead website for all the details. oh and did i mention that admission to the farmstead is ....FREE! we always put $10 into the donation barn. there are lots of other donation and volunteer opportunities from buying bricks to line paths, benches and swings, or buying butterfly houses in the butterfly garden. such a great place and so amazing that it's put together by volunteers and donations. check out the farmstead for yourself, you won't be disappointed!