Family Day on the Farm

My parents stayed with us the past weekend and finally got to see our new house. It was a quick and busy trip with all the new house stuff and the gender reveal party, but we still managed to squeeze in some Tennessee fun. Saturday was spent on Uncle Kelly’s farm. Yee-haw!

the barn

Meet the farm cats, Tigger and Luna.
Meet the farm cats, Tigger and Luna.

I always enjoy a day in the farm, but this time Uncle Kelly had a BIG surprise…or a little surprise, depending on how you look at it. One of his horses had a baby! A baby horse! OMG, baby horses are the cutest softest fuzziest things ever! The Mommy horse was surprisingly chill and didn’t seem to mind all of us in her stall fawning over her baby. The baby was surprisingly calm enough to let us love all over him. His name is Shakey. He shakes and wobbles just like baby Bambi.

shakey nursing meeting Shakey

It took every bit of me to not lie in the hay and spoon little Shakey. I’m so in love!

My parents got the full farm experience. They rode the dirt bikes. (BTW, it is terrifying to know that both parents are on dirt bikes at the same time…it’s not like either of them are regular bikers.) They also got a fancy professional horse riding lesson from Kelly. They have both ridden horses many times, but Uncle Kelly has a very special way with the horses. He’s basically the horse whisperer.

mom on bike dad on bike dad on horse

Uncle Kelly showing them how it's done.
Uncle Kelly showing them how it’s done.

We had another special surprise from Uncle Kelly too. He offered to take us on a tractor-pull wagon tour of his property. He must really like my parents because this was first time I have heard anything about a wagon tour.  My Mom-in-law decided to drive the tractor while the rest of us piled in the back of a very questionable wagon.

tractor ride

About 3 minutes into the trip one of the tires actually fell off while going over some rough terrain. This did not stop the tour. We finished the next half hour while riding on three tires and one rim. It made the whole experience more exciting.  It was thrilling.

Can you spot the missing tire?
Can you spot the tire that is about to fall off?

The farmland is beautiful. We got to see baby twin calves that were two weeks old AND another baby calf that was only one day old! So many babies!

cows

There’s nothing like a day on the farm with your family to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside…and a very southern too. The fact that it’s far away from everything and near impossible to get a phone signal makes for a nice one-day getaway. I forget how sweet it us to not be glued to cell my phone and to just enjoy the people (and baby animals) around me.

my face

Thanks for the day on the farm Uncle Kelly! Be back soon to check on baby Shakey!

P.S. I'll be reviewing this comfy maternity poncho from MarieNohr very soon!
P.S. I’ll be reviewing this comfy maternity poncho from MarieNohr very soon!

Cheers!

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