Skip to main content

Free Fun Family-Friendly Farm

lionelslogoNice, easy morning kiddie trip to Lionel’s Farm up in Markham / Stouffville!

I was actually impressed.  It’s a small area, but very well-kept.  The animals seem to be happy and in good condition and the cages are clean.  They encourage you to bring specific foods to offer the animals:  baby carrots, celery, apples cut up and bread.  It was a little more of a shlep than Riverdale farm, but definitely fun a couple of times a year.

(They’re open May through November, but I can’t imagine November being a fun time to stand in a field watching ponies frolic.)

They could use a shaded picnic area; we sat outside of the fence under a tree, which turned out to be private property, so we got booted back to the mostly-too-sunny petting farm area to finish our lunch.

Good selection of animals, including (left) the World’s Ugliest Sheep (four horns?  uchhh!) and (right) the World’s Dumbest Peacock, conducting its elaborate mating display for a couple of disinterested – not to mention ineligible even if they were interested – chicken hens. 

Really; click the sheep to see it bigger.  It is very ugly.

farmday 007 farmday 008 

The kids brought a friend along…and so did I!  (and by kids, I mean human children, though we did see the goat kind, too)

farmday 013 

This was one of the times I’ve been grateful to have our new, big, fat car; everybody fit no problem (saving us from having to drive up in two cars!), plus a reasonable amount of stuff, and I didn’t even need to unload the stroller!  I guess I’d better stop calling it “new” one of these months.

Comments

  1. Yep, and a good time was had by all. Thanks again for driving!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

I love your comments!

Popular posts from this blog

לימודי קודש/Limudei Kodesh Copywork & Activity Printables

Welcome to my Limudei Kodesh / Jewish Studies copywork and activity printables page.  As of June 2013, I am slowly but surely moving all my printables over to 4shared because Google Docs / Drive is just too flaky for me. What you’ll find here: Weekly Parsha Copywork More Parsha Activities More Chumash / Tanach Activities Yom Tov Copywork & Activities Tefillah Copywork Pirkei Avos / Pirkei Avot Jewish Preschool Resources Other printables! For General Studies printables and activities, including Hebrew-English science resources and more, click here . For Miscellaneous homeschool helps and printables, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you just want to say Thank You, here’s a

Are Jews an "underrepresented community" in children’s publishing?

I applied for a writing award yesterday. I'm not going to get it, but that's not what I wanted to share with you. Here's what I wanted to share. This box:   I stared at this box for a long, long time. And then I decided not to check it. Even though I believe people like me truly are underrepresented, we probably wouldn’t fit the definition in other people's minds. Why? Well, because we're European. Because we are white. Because as everybody knows, Jews control the media. (do we???) If anything, some people say, Jews are over -represented in publishing. And yet. Some definitions are careful not to include people like me. Like this random definition from the State of California which defines underrepresented for some very specific business purposes as: "an individual who self-identifies as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native, or who self-identi

Hebrew/ עברית & English General Studies Printables

For Jewish Studies, including weekly parsha resources and copywork, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you enjoy these resources, please consider buying my weekly parsha book, The Family Torah :  the story of the Torah, written to be read aloud – or any of my other wonderful Jewish books for kids and families . English Worksheets & Printables: (For Hebrew, click here ) Science :  Plants, Animals, Human Body Math   Ambleside :  Composers, Artists History Geography Language & Literature     Science General Poems for Elemental Science .  Original Poems written by ME, because the ones that came with Elemental Science were so awful.  Three pages are included:  one page with two po