Thursday, October 11

Tuesday at the Farm

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.


  1. I am glad that Brandon enjoyed his day.

  2. Denise,

    Brandon has Asperger's Syndrome and he has had a very difficult time doing things that other kids his age can do easily. He's come a long way since he's been going to the farm. Technically, he is taking animal therapy, but many other activities also help.

    Thanks for dropping by. It's nice to see you again.


  3. Hello Mary,

    I'm glad Brandon enjoyed his day as well.

    Thanks for sharing "Tuesday at the Farm!"

    Take care,

  4. Michele,

    Thanks for dropping in and commenting. It's always nice to see you.


  5. what a fun day the two of you had! Thanks for visiting my blog and I have enjoyed reading yours and will be back often

  6. Peggy,

    I'm glad you enjoyed your time here. You are welcome anytime and I will also be visiting you.


  7. Mary,

    Loved reading about Brandon's visit to the farm. The pictures are so neat! It's so nice that you get to spend so much time with your grandsons. My granddaughters live 700 miles away, and when they come, it's always a joy for me. And I will be seeing them around Thanksgiving. Can't wait!

    It's always a pleasure to visit here, Mary.



  8. Renie,

    The boys are what keeps me going through the hard times. However, their parents are talking about moving out of town. If that happens, it will be a hard day for the boys and for myself. I pray that the situation is solved without an out-of-town move. We'll see. No use crossing that bridge until we come to it.

    I know you will be thrilled to see your granddaughters. Thanksgiving will be here before you know it.

    Thanks for dropping in, my friend. Your visits always light up my day.


  9. Mary,

    I can see why you said that Brandon is in his element at the farm! What a kick to have the horses eating right out of his hand. He is so thoughtful to bring apples for King. How could King not like him?!?!

    The trampoline is such a good idea. I remember the photos you posted of Jordan on the trampoline, too. The boys look like they are having a blast.

    I wish there were farms like this around here. I'm sure my grandchildren would love weekly visits to the farm just as Brandon and Jordan do!!