Friday, August 6, 2010

Farm Animals I Don't Have......

On Thursday my Dad and I were the official babysitters for my niece and nephew.  So I thought well, lets go down to Amish Country.  I needed grain and wanted to pick up some misc. food stuff and then we could take the kids for ice cream.  I remembered that Hershberger's had a new barn and a petting area for farm animals, not that I don't have farm animals, but I knew the kids would have fun............

..............and yep, they sure had fun!!!  We were all quite impressed by this big guy!!!!

Big Ben was quite a hit at 2850 lbs and standing 19.3 hands!!!!  Bobby was amazed at how big his feet were!  We all agreed that Ben would not fit in any of my barns!

And I don't have any donkeys though the kids thought I should get one........NO!!!

But I would really love to have one of this little Jerseys!!  When I win the lottery and move to Vermont, I am going to have a little herd of miniature Jersey cows!!

I do have some of these sheepies but these guys were too cute to resist a picture of;)

Now I do have some goats but my goats do not climb to the roof of the barn!!!  Yep, there are goats on the roof!  There is a set of steps that leads right to the roof and the goats just seem to love being up there on the metal roof!  That pulley strap to the right in the picture goes to the roof. People can  buy a cone filled with grain and there is a slot to put it in and then you crank the pulley and send it right up to the goats.......too funny!

 

The kids had a great time and my Dad and I needed a nap by the end of the trip!! (that guy in the pic is NOT my Dad btw LOL). 
Now about those miniature Jersey cows.................

8 comments:

Foothills Poultry said...

If you can't keep the goats off the roof then you have to feed them up there. Even better is to find a way to make a little $$$ when doing so.

~~Matt~~

Kara said...

hi Kristi,

Looks like wonderful day had by all. BTW Champ likes his new pasture buddies (three of this year's ram lambs) and he and Zeus have called a truce as a result. Well Dh is already digging up fence posts that need replacing. I'd better go help. Have a great weekend.

Susan said...

Boy the kids are growing. Love the big guy, looks just like my Camryn only she must have shrunk a bit when thrown in the dryer LOL

jen said...

I know what other animals your farm needs-a NEWFOUNDLAND!!
Oh but wait, there will be 2 of them visiting your place tonight, so maybe I will accidentally leave one behind! There-problem solved:)

Michelle said...

So do Jersey cows really come in a miniature version? (They're pretty small as cows go already.) Last year at the state fair I saw miniature Hereford cattle for the first time and was totally fascinated. They really are SMALL!

Christy said...

There is a store/ice cream shop near here called Goats On the Roof. The roof is covered in grass and the goats live up there full time. You can buy food to feed them, you get it up to them by pedeling a bike. It is a fun place.

kristi said...

Matt,
It just amazes the way people can make an extra $...I need to get creative!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Kara,
I am so glad to hear Champ is behaving! I am excited to see how he lives up to his name w/the girls;) Don't let that panic get too crazy....your house would be a beautiful place to have a wedding!

Susan,

Dixie wants you to know she is entered all 3 days at the dog show this coming week!! She wants to have puppies soon!!!! LOL

Jen,
Leroy can stay, Sherman is too high maintance!!!

Michelle,
Yes they do and they are really expensive!!!!

Christy,
Goats are truly too fun and love a good adventure and the higher the better! Thanks for stopping by! I hope your getting those raised beds built;)

ae1501 said...

Looks like you had a great time!