Friday, May 8, 2009


Today we went to Bakerwoods in Ashford, CT.

After I parked, I was getting the baby carrier situated while the girls were in the car seats.
"Mommy, There's a chicken in the car!"
"No, Honey; There is a chicken next to the car."
"No, Mommy; There's a chicken IN the car!"
"Holy shit! There IS a chicken in the car!"

So, right off the bat, Delaney's life long dream to hold a bird (inspired by Snow White) was checked off the list.

The turkey was very vocal and pecky, so D didn't like him.

We did the "I spy" Gnome trail. Very fun and so cute.

Afterwards, we were able to visit with Nancy, the owner. She is an amazing lady (read the history on the website). We told Nancy how one of the chickens tried to come home with us. She told us a hilarious story about how she got all dressed up for a function and went to get into her car, only to sit on an egg. Apparently, this chicken has a habit of laying eggs in cars. Delaney followed Nancy around and helped feed the turtles. Then, Oatmeal, a chicken let Delaney pick her up.

Bakerwoods donation admission - $4.
Fowl feed - 75 cents.

Living the dream - pricless.


livnletlrn said...

Gotta love experiencing those simple pleasures w/ the little people. Magical!

angela said...

I wish there were more places everywhere like this--more farms open to the public...there's just now way kids could experience too much of that agrarian life that was once commonplace.

Happy Mother's Day! You have to be a great mom just to juggle an infant seat and a little girl at a place that busy with creatures...

LISMI said...

Thank you for posting the website. i need to bring my kids there. Sound like a lot of fun.
Delaney looks so cute holding the chicken.

Anonymous said...

So sweet! I loved our chickens when we had them. We've been contemplating them again but, the predators around here stop us. I haven't been to bakerwoods...maybe we'll have to go visit as grownups!

Knitnut,Karen said...

What a lovely place to visit. Childhood dreams are so simple and wonderful. I'm glad Delaney fulfilled hers!
Happy Mother's Day!