Friday, April 2, 2010

A Day at the Farm

The Smorstad's are not farm people.... at all! In fact, the closest thing to a farm that I have ventured to is Boyd's Orchard, which is a far cry from Narrow Lane Farm where we visited yesterday. Our friends, the Amburgey's, are farm people! They love it and talk all the time about how they miss the country living at "home." I was so excited to hear about the fun times Rhett has at his Nanny's farm and even more excited to be invited to spend the day in Mt. Sterling. Ivy and I had a fabulous time and we will never forget it! After our trip to the farm, I am a convert and am now a farm person and can't wait to go back again!

Two friends.... so excited! Rhett talked a mile a minute all the way there, so ready to show Ivy life on the farm!

Pepper the Horse
Ivy and Rhett had fun feeding the horse and then Rhett showed Ivy the ropes of riding him. Ivy enjoyed sitting on Pepper but was less than thrilled when he took a step or two! However, this was so brave for Ivy to sit on the big horse after she let out a scream when a tiny fly landed on her arm.... these are her true colors! Ivy was quite impressed by Rhett's cowboy skills :)
Isn't that little picture of them on the hay absolutely precious??!! They truly are best friends!

A day at the farm would not be the same without Sidney Shea! Isn't she cute! Ivy would stop whatever she was doing for a moment to hold baby Sidney Shea. She was such a trooper (at only 9 weeks old... is that right, Cicely?) and we all enjoyed her company. I can only hope that our Baby #2 is as easy going as Sidney Shea :) And don't think that I didn't spend time holding her, just because there is no proof of it, I can't get enough of that sweet girl!

Bobo the Llama
Cicely's mom has affectionately named herself "The Llama Lady"! She raises llamas and oh are they so cute. The one in the picture is Bobo and he is like a giant puppy dog... seriously! You can take Bobo on walks with a leash and Ivy can't quit talking about how she loved him :) When it was her turn to take Bobo on a walk she led him straight onto the porch so he could have a rest in the shade!
Rhett and Ivy took rides in the mule from one place to another.... it was a great day playing in the creek, visiting the baby horse in the barn, riding Pepper, and being entertained by the llamas! Ivy only hopes that Rhett takes her back soon!

By the end of the day... Ivy fit right in! :)
Rhett did an excellent job of showing her life on the farm!


  1. Ok, I could have cried seeing that last picture of them holding precious!!

    Aren't farms great! I just want to move onto someone else's I can enjoy the benefits without actually having to do the work involved! :)

  2. that last picture is adorable! ivy looks like she's having so much fun.

  3. Ok that is adorable. Love the pictures!

  4. I love these pictures! Looks like so much fun!

  5. I love the last picture!!!!!!!! looks like everyone agrees

  6. AWWWW, I love the pictures!!! I'm so glad you all had such a FUN day! What a fun spring break you two have had together!

  7. yay! adorable pictures of ivy AND a snapshot of the precious baby bump :)

  8. So cute! Love the farm visit!

  9. How fun! Seems like such a fun visit.

  10. How fun! I love love love that last picture! What sweet little friends!


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