On Tuesday it was Brandon's turn to go to the farm. When we were only a block from his house, he said, "Grandma, we need to go back home. We need to get some apples?"
"Why, are you hungry?" I asked. (Duh)
"No Grandma, we need apples to feed the horses."
So Grandma turned around and went back. We hurried into the house and grabbed a handful of McIntosh apples. We were running late as it was. However, we know we are always welcome at the farm. If no one has the time to accompany us, we strike out on our own.
When we arrived, everyone was busy. I had the camera in hand and we headed to the goat pen to see if we could get a picture of Baby Pueblo. We did. He's the small goat in the forefront of the photo.
Then, into the barn to see King Arthur. Brandon hadn't seen him yet. When King saw Brandon coming, he nickered softly and pushed his neck forward. Though Brandon was clear across the barn, King knew he had those apples.
Brandon enjoyed feeding King the apples. But when King started grabbing at his shirt with his teeth, Brandon became a little leary. Come to find out that King does this when he wants attention.
We stayed with King about a half hour and then Cassie came along. Brandon fed both Cassie and King some hay from a nearby bale. He loved that the horses liked him and were eating out of his hands.
Then it was off to the trampoline where Brandon had about a half hour of good exercise. He isn't much for sports but he loves bouncing on the trampoline. In fact, Brandon loves everything at the farm and seems to be in his element there. He is a different kid when he's on the farm and he's learned so many new things since he started going there in March. It's given him a world of confidence. He's learning about the world in a different light than he's ever seen it before. And that's a good thing.