Friday, April 28, 2006

Hidden Villa

Today (yesterday now) we went to Hidden Villa with our twins group and another twins group. The weather was beautiful, nice and sunny and warm, in the 70's. For those of you who don't know, Hidden Villa is a working farm that allows people to come visit and see the workings of a farm. You can go anytime, and they also do tours with schools and other groups. We didn't do a tour this time, just showed ourselves around.

The girls were fascinated by all the animals, and were able to name them all, and sign most of them. I was very proud. They got to see a few baby animals which they really liked. The most entertaining for them were the chickens which they stared at in the coops forever, and then had fun following the free range ones all over. They also loved the pigs. Riley was very content to observe from a distance and did not want to leave when it was time. Sam on the other hand, had to get up close and personal. She loved petting the pig. For those of you who have never pet a pig before, they are not soft as they would appear. They are very bristley, but that didn't stop Sam.

After the pigs we tried to take a group photo, but trying to round up that many preschoolers was indeed a challenge. Herding jellyfish would have been easier.

Following the picture we had a picnic in their lovely picnic area, played a little, and then headed home for naps. All in all it was a good day, and something we'll have to do again soon.


At 29 April, 2006 12:48, Blogger seajade said...

I love Hidden Villa. They are one of my groups that I donate to when I can. I get their newsletter and am up on their special events so let me know when you go again. I took Steven there last year and they gave the two of us a private tour of the animals. He got to see a cow being milked!

At 29 April, 2006 21:12, Blogger snarfdog said...

Sounds fabulous. I can't wait.


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