We live in a home in a suburban neighbourhood, but our family spends lots of time with farm friends. I'm joining Farm Friend Friday at Verde Farm this week.
It is amazing how quickly our little ones grow. My little boys, above with a pair of Grandpa's horses only a few years ago, are now tall young teens and love caring for farm animals.
One of their most favourite places to be is a relative's dairy farm. They go every chance they get.
K saved his money and bought his first calf, above. Spring in a barn yard! This would be why I hate not having a mudroom in our suburban home. Their barn clothes and boots come home with them!
Our oldest son K, shows 4-H Dairy
and 4-H Beef.
He also shows his Californian rabbit, Callie, in 4-H Rabbit Club. The skills they learn in both 4-H and in caring for their animals are lessons they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
With only a little planning help from mom, K built Callie's home for our backyard. He now has a Californian buck and plans to breed the pair in spring (she lost her first litter.) He is hoping to have a rabbit for his brother, J, to show this year.
Seven short months ago our boys got their first dog, Remington, a female registered chocolate Lab. We are still learning! So while we live in a suburban home, in a small town very near major cities, we do spend a great deal of time with our farm friends. And dream of our own farm and more friends one day.