Saturday, October 22, 2011

Were On Our Way...

When #1 was a little guy he had a thing for a big purple dinosaur. We only had two Barney videos and we watched them each twice a day. I can still sing most of the songs in my sleep, "We're on our way. We're on our way. On our way to Grandpa's farm..."

It wasn't Grandpa's farm it was Uncle Wilbur's farm, Uncle Wilbur is a giant white pig with the most enormous set of, ummm...daddy pig parts that ever got patted by hesitant, unwitting pig petters. But, on a gorgeous fall day what could be more fun then petting pig bits, hay rides, catching squealing baby pigs, and eating kettle corn while wandering a corn maze with 5 wonderful kiddos, 2 cute husbands, and the best girl friend a Boy Mom could ever have.

Sky, the definition of azure blue. Corn, high as an elephants eye.

Adorable Hubby (lives up to his name, huh?) and Suz headed into the corn maze.

Lilly! Adam! Look at the camera!

Ummm, yeah, that's better?

#7, Lil and Suz enjoying kettle corn and the hay ride.

This little piggy escaped his pen. This little boy caught him. And, this Boy Mom said ewww, ewww, ewww, you touched a pig, all the way home.

The farmer, complete with a hat, gun and holster full of bullets, insisted this was the best way to catch a pig. I thought it looked cruel and only made him re-catch it twice so I could get a good picture.

Shudder, there was a lot of pig touching going on. I really, really don't care for pigs. They get their pig wrasslin' genes from their daddy.

This picture really doesn't do justice to the pig experience, the baby pigs were kinda cute and almost as big as the daddy pigs junk. I really did watch some hesitant little boy work up the courage to reach in and pet the pig, I figured that not having 4 teenage brothers the little guy had no idea what part he patted and that it was best he leave with his pig-petting-pride intact.

After riding a train of 50 gallon drums fashioned into different animals our little ones spotted a bunny and the chase was on. For 1/2 an hour they ran around hay bales in a big field, never intended to be part of the Uncle Wilbur's farm experience, until they successfully caught the sweet, soft little bunny and turned him over to the farmer for a free popcorn which they ate with their piggy smeared hands. I had to distract myself with thoughts of farmers living to a ripe old age and bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches to keep from tossing my kettle corn.

And, as the sun sank over the hay ride we headed home to pork taco salads and anti-bacterial soap.

Ahhh, Autumn, how I love thee!


Cowboy mom said...

I know where 4 adorable little piggies live. Ah for the bacon. sorry no bunnies, kettle corn or corn maizes =)

Suz said...

Hey, I didn't get any kettle corn!

That was so much fun until it turned cold!

I am so glad you took pictures.



Jenny said...

Yes, and have you ever touched a pig? Even I get the shudders just thinking about it.

Librafury said...

This looks like so much fun! Where, exactly, is Uncle Wilbur's Farm? Penelope has been dreaming about catching a baby pig ever since we told her about the greased pig contests at the old-time fairs. :)

Mummy McTavish said...

I'm jealous. I've always wanted to go somewhere with pig with someone named Susan just so I can squeal "suuuuuuuuey!"
I would have been in heaven with you two there... and probably would have been pushed of the back of the moving hay ride.

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