Monday, May 31, 2010

Ryan and Oma at the Farm

I got to with Ryan on a field trip with his pre-school class to Upland Hills Farm last week.  Upland Hills is a farm in the area that gives school age children from all over Southeast Michigan the chance to experience rural life.  It's been around for as long as I can remember.

For Ryan's trip they focused on introducing his class to the baby animals around the farm. They got to see a calf, lambs, a piglet and chicks.   While visiting Izzzee the Mama cow, each of the children got the chance to milk her.  When Ryan's turn came, he stepped right up and milked her.  Granted Farmer Josh was there to help them all.  I was real proud of him.  (Thank goodness, Oma didn't have to go up and help.)

Rumor has it...his Poppy will be so proud.


  1. How fun!!

    Now this is what I had in mind when my family visited the working dairy farm over Spring Break. Unfortunately, there were no stools, no pail, but rather stalls, machines, hoses, blech.

    What a fun trip Ryan looks like he had!

  2. Looks like Ryan had a great time! I'm so proud of him for going up and milking that cow! At his age I probably would have been too shy. I'm glad you got to go on the trip with him!

  3. Isn't that a fun thing to share with them. I know I see everything different through my grandkids eyes then I did through my own kids eyes. Neat memories

  4. Lindalou, this post tugs at my heart and reminds me that the days of me tagging along on Phillip's field trips are gone. He'll be going into 3rd grade in the fall.

    Ryan's got some good squeezing action going on there. A little farmer in the making. Bet he was proud to have his Oma along on the trip.

    Your new profile photo is stunning.


  5. Sounds like great fun! Yes, totally agree with Donna ... your new profile photo is stunning!

  6. Thanks Donna and Joey. I was just pleased that my eyes were open and my mouth was closed. The simple things.