Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Visiting the Farm

We went to a local farm today. Now, we are "city slickers" and the kids haven't had much experience to farm life, so for them, it was a great adventure.

We went to get some farm fresh eggs. They had all kinds of eggs. We came home with green eggs, brown eggs, white eggs and some duck eggs. I've never had duck eggs before, but we are going to have some for dinner tonight. I wonder how different they'll taste.

The cool part was that the kids got to hunt for the eggs themselves.

Marielle went for it and found us lots of eggs.

Rico, on the other hand, didn't want to put his hand into a space he wasn't sure of. I think he thought that the mama hen was going to come over and peck his hand off if he tried to take an egg. Despite reassurances, he wouldn't pick up any eggs. Well, not until I pulled them out of the nesting area! Then he wanted to juggle them. (No, he was not allowed to do that!)

Then we went and visited some of the horses, cows, and a goat. Marielle was cool with the animals, Rico was scared.

All in all, it was a really fun time!

We'll go back again to get more eggs, after we eat the ones we got today. The nice thing about it, is that the farm is actually really close to us, not more than 20 minutes away. It's Manhattan Farms in Castro Valley, off Crow Canyon Rd. for anyone who is local and thinking they'd like to go. The owners are super nice and the kids had a great experience!


  1. i love farm animals..i grew up in the city but now live in the country what a change and i love it!

  2. When i was a kid and went to visit my grandparents they would always give me the job of gathering the eggs.

    An Arkies Musings

  3. Thanks for coming Marie! I'm so happy to have met you. You and your family were so nice and your kids are great. Come back anytime!