Saturday, November 7, 2009

Farm to Market

Yesterday was a very busy day for us! We started out the day at Farm Day at the World Hunger Relief Farm. It is a really neat place. It is a christian organization that has a farm outside of town where they "train individuals in holistic ministry that equips them to work with communities in developing sustainable farming techniques, educate those with an economic abundance on methods of conserving and sharing resources, and participate in local and international sustainable development programs ." Every Saturday, they have a farm stand and you can even go pick your own vegetables to purchase. They also have free range eggs, sausage, and a little store that sells fair trade goods. (They have a blog as well, where members of the farm tell stories and such.) Anyway, every year they have Farm Day and that is what brought us to the farm.
Unfortunately, I carried Garner in this Moby the whole time, so every picture of him, has me in it! I do have to say that this is the first place I really felt normal wearing this because there were A LOT of other people with them on.
Usually people look at me really weird for some reason.

Abby was getting really excited waiting for the the cart pulled by a Shetland pony. Here is Abby waiting to take a ride.
I don't know what it is about that picture, but it is so funny to me.
Where is it?

Oh, here it is!
Garner has to take a ride too!
I really feel for that pony having to pull me around! It was a very short ride, though. And I wasn't the only mom who had to ride with their child.
There was a petting zoo that they really liked.
I included this last picture simply to show that boy in the background holding that chicken. Those chickens were so tame!
We took a rest and listened to the band and had a bite (or drink in Garner's case)!
Abby did some milk cap art!
Just goes to show how the simplest things can be fun for a child!

Oh, and Abby fell in love with a goat!
By this time we were ready to head home to eat and bathe the goat smell off! Which brings us to the "Market" part of our day.
Every year at this time, the Junior League of Waco has a "Deck the Halls Gift Market" at the Convention Center. They decorate it so it is literally unrecognizable and vendors come and set up a bunch of different booths where you can buy all sorts of interesting, expensive things from shea butter to tutus to necklaces made from scrabble tiles. It's pretty neat. They also have some extra events you can take part in like Mother-Daughter tea. Bianca and I took Abby to the gingerbread house decorating. She was actually more interested in eating the candy and the gingerbread men, but I think she had a good time. This was her main contribution...
It was pretty hard work!
I really didn't think she cared much about it by the time we finished. But when we went up to get it wrapped up and I layed it on the table, she proudly looked at the girl and said, "That's mine!" It was really cute!
After we finished shopping we went to eat at Ninfa's and I took these next pictures of her while we were waiting. Her Bibi got her this cute hat at one of the shops.
She was really posing!She really makes me smile!

All in all, we had a really great day! It was tiring, but fun!

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