Farm Kid Summer

It’s time to break down and admit that summer has had it’s last hurrah. With temps dipping down to the low 40’s overnight, I don’t think there’s many more warm days left. Don’t get me wrong, I love fall temps, bright colored leaves and pumpkin flavored everything, I am a little sad. Summer in Ohio this year was cool. It had a brief blip of summer a few weeks ago, just in time to see the season out.

My kids are summer kids. They don’t like to wear clothes, despise socks and shoes, all while running around like little natives (hence where me calling them a “tribe” came from”. I’m sure their version of summer fun may be different from some of their friends ideas of normal summer activities.

So what exactly does the tribe do to have fun in the summer?

For starters, there’s always work to be done on the farm. Our kids are over eager to help.

Heifers to be fed...

Heifers to be fed…

 

Dry cows to be fed...

Dry cows to be fed…

And cows to be milked

And cows to be milked

After seeing these pictures, I’m really beginning to wonder where Emma was while the boys were doing all this work?!? After the work, we played and played and played some more!

Playing on the swings, with an audience of chickens.

Playing on the swings, with an audience of chickens.

Our annual zoo trip. Henry and I acted like we didn't know these weird people walking beside us...

Our annual zoo trip. Henry and I acted like we didn’t know these weird people walking beside us…

On hot days they had to cool off with water in the milk house...

On hot days they had to cool off with water in the milk house…

Hitting up a few county fairs and petting ALL the animals!

Hitting up a few county fairs and petting ALL the animals!

Washing heifers to get them cleaned up to go to a show.

Washing heifers to get them cleaned up to go to a show.

And, the most fun part in their eyes, showing their calves at the fair!

And, the most fun part in their eyes, showing their calves at the fair!

A farm kids summer may differ from your “traditional” summer vacation, but I guarantee you they have just as much fun. I hope your summer was enjoyable and warmer than ours!

 

 

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