One of the most rewarding parts of owning a farm is sharing the experience with other people. Views like these are too good to be kept to oneself.
The biggest attractant, though, is not the view but the fuzzy baby chicks in our brooder. With batches of broiler and layer chicks arriving every four weeks, we have a constant supply of cuteness. No matter how ungainly these birds will look in a few weeks, as day-old babies they bring out the child in all of us.
After all, aren’t baby chicks what a farm is all about?
Many of my friends bring their kids out to the farm to see the baby chicks and to feed the laying hens. The chickens are just the right size for a child to approach. There is nothing more adorable than seeing a little 2 year old girl in a plaid dress, hand-feeding chickens in a pasture. Heart-melting adorable, I’m telling you.
Know what else is adorable? These:
The last few kids who have come to visit the baby chicks have each brought me pictures and letters. One sweet little blonde first grader even brought Chocolate Banana Braed, as mentioned above. Her note was written in blueberry-scented Mr. Sketch marker too…she gets extra points for that!
I’ve decided that the new price of admission for a farm tour is a hand-painted picture. Disney character drawings merit extra special farm tour priveleges. I wouldn’t turn down a loaf of Chocolate Banana Braed, either. That stuff was good.