Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cows up close and personal

My children are not farm kids but neither are they city kids they fall somewhere in the middle. After apple picking in Brunswick they had a chance to see a mother cow and her baby up close. We have seen cows many times driving down the street but we have never taken the time to stop and look at them this close.

There was even one cow that came close enough for them to touch. We did make sure that they cows were safe to touch. We were assured that they were quite friendly and used to being petted.

This is a childhood experience that I am sure they will remember for a very long time the were both very excited and chattered about the cows and apples all the way home.


Erin said...

I think experiences with farm animals are really beneficial for kids - forming a bond with them, understanding why it's important to have cows in pastures (and later, why factory farms are Bad.) Yay for petting cows! :)

Captain's Wife - Jennifer said...

Bring them out when my father in law runs cows...they'll get a crash course in step two...cow maintenence! :) LOL I tend to steer clear (no pun intended!) of that whole process! Looks like a fun time. I think one of the best times we stopped to 'smell the roses' was on the way back from a family reunion up north and stopped to look at that windmill farm...those are so amazing. Surreal, really. That is my profile pic...from that trip.