Friday, June 28, 2013

A Visit to the Farmstead

Jax, Paiton and I had a great time today, visiting the Deanna Rose Farmstead 
in Overland Park, Kansas. 

We got there pretty early, just after it opened at 9 AM. 

We missed the milking demonstration, but we got to see some little calves, which Paiton loved. 

I found this to be very interesing, it was a representation (full-size) of a lodge of the Kanza people, who lived here years ago.  The lodge could allow for about 40 people in it for living. 
Please notice that plants were growing on the lodge roof. 

There was some tractor racing. 

Some pony riding. 

Some fishing. (thank heavens we didn't catch anything) 

Some baby duck watching. 

Some turtle watching

We pretended to be caterpillars and butterflies 

We saw a bald eagle 

And some black swans... 

We went for a hike in the woods (Paiton was scared) 

And Grandma's favorite part... a hayride, on the most comfortable wagon, on a comfortable journey through the woods pulled by two beautiful Belgians...

Frankie and Rowdy

And I nearly forgot... we mined for gold too, and got to bring home all our pretty stones! 

Grandma's exhausted, do I need to say more? 
The kids had a great time, and I'll think twice before I go anywhere with them alone again! 
(laughing here)

I don't know where all the energy comes from. 

They did have about 40 little goats there, some with wattles under their chins... I understand now how people hoard little goats. 

The kids fed them, and liked being in with them, but then were happy to come home to Kody and Kaycee. 
Paiton especially has an affinity for little animals. 
They do for her, too. 

I hope you enjoyed this look at the Deanna Rose Farmstead, and can tolerate my cheering about my grands for once! 


  1. What a wonderful place to enjoy!

  2. MA! You survived!! The grands really are adorable and I am so glad you had such a nice day to go to the Farmstead!

  3. I totally enjoyed your tour from the comfort of my computer in an air-conditioned room. Looked like fun. Beautiful grands.

  4. Your grand are a couple of cuties! It looks like they are really enjoying themselves. What a fun place to visit!

  5. My fingers are faster than my brain...should say "grands"! Sorry.

  6. Looks like you had a great time with those darling grandkids! I know what you mean about being worn out. I just don't have the stamina I used to. Mimi

  7. It looks like the perfect place to spend the day with the grand children. Your two are so cute and it looks like they really enjoyed it all.

  8. The kiddos are so cute, and look like they definitely had a great time. You've just given them a great memory!

  9. Looks like fun and wonderful memories for them with their grandparents.

  10. What a wonderful day!
    Pony rides! That's how kids get hooked, lol.

  11. Okay, that cow seat....out of this world. Now I'm trying to think of a way to make a horse seat.


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