Our neighbor raises livestock. He has promised us beef and pork. I am thrilled to get local (less than a mile!), natural meat. Sometimes I wish the boys could grow up on a farm, and then reality sets in and I am very glad we haven't taken on that kind of responsibility and commitment at this stage of our lives.
This weekend Russ was asked by the neighbor to feed the animals while he is gone for a few days. Perfect! The boys tagged along this evening and visited the goats, cows, turkeys, chickens, pigs, and horse. Luke got an egg out of the chicken coop. Leif followed the turkeys around. Levi's favorite activity was climbing on the hay. It sure brought back memories of my own childhood. I remember making hay forts and playing on the bales for hours!