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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A Day On The Farm

As many of you know, my brother Brad and his family live on a farm about 20 minutes from our house. It is a unique life that they love!! Since Brad is the head chef instructor at the Culinary School in Pasadena (and the head wine instructor) he is able to invite students to the farm to see real farm life. The farm is a working calf ranch where they raise baby dairy cows till a certain age and then send them back to the dairy's. Amy, my sister-in-law, created a field trip design for the farm where schools can come and see real farm life including feeding the baby cows. Well, that was about 10 years ago and it has since turned into a huge field trip business. Almost all the schools in the area-- and out of the area (Orange County, LA County, SanBernardino County-- plus farther than that) come to the farm at one point during their school years. Anyway, the boys grew up going to the farm and Mia has been a bit but today we went down and spent a bit of time hanging out. Mia loved it and the boys stayed down there and are spending the night and working on the farm tomorrow (they actually work really hard and actually get paid-- they love it).

Nathan and Mia hanging out!




All the kids. Brad and Amy have 5 kids but their oldest son who was the same age as Ethan (far left) passed away at 3 weeks of a virus. Since Brodie went to be with Jesus, Brad and Amy have had 4 more beautiful children. Pictured-- Ethan (almost 10), Savannah (turned 1 on May 29), Christian (8-- same grade as Owen), Owen (almost 8-- 2 weeks), Mia (20 months), haileyanna (3) and Nathan (4). That is the Bock/ Owen clan :) (Owen was my maiden name-- so all Brads kids have the last name Owen-- confuses the workers at our church-- we all go to the same church)

Savannah looking as cute as ever!!!

I was trying to take a picture of Amy with all her kids but Mia ran into the picture and would not get out. So, Mia is part of the Owen pic! Can you believe Amy has had 5 kids-- crazy!!!


Mia was not sure about Jelly Bean. She didn't know if she should cry or laugh-- she did both!!



Ethan and Mia in the chicken coop collecting eggs. Amy gets about 2 to 3 dozen eggs a day.


Owen with the eggs he collected-- yummm!!!




I love this picture-- sitting on a rock-- too cute!!!


All the girls together. It was so cute-- Mia was trying to hold Savannah's hand and Savannah wanted nothing to do with it so Mia put her hand behind her back and patted Savannah the whole time-- too cute!!!


Our cute little -- and big-- girls!!


I put this in just to show you Owen's corrected tooth. They just bonded it back on and it looks great!!


Owen with the goats!


Haileyanna feeding the goats.


Mia desperately wanted Savannah to get up and play with her but Savannah was not into it. Mia came up to her and grabbed her hand and tried to lift Savannah up. Problem is Savannah weighs more than Mia so.....

Mia pulled


And pulled


But never got Savannah to get up-- oh well!!!


Owen feeding the goats.


Ethan feeding the goats.


Ethan and Nathan taking a break!

We had a great time on the farm!!

If you live in Southern California you too can visit Amy's Farm (if you do you must call me and I will meet you there-- fun!!) at http://www.amysfarm.com/

15 comments:

  1. Hey Christy...Mia is just looking so adorable! What a great day you guys had. I would love to come up sometime to the farm. Maybe sometime after the weather cools down a bit.

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  2. HOW FUN!!!!
    Looks like the kids had a lot of fun...
    That is a Great Farm they have there...
    Have a Great Weekend.
    Heading out for some girly fun..
    HUGS..

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  3. How cool is that!!! Wow! I'm glad that Owen's tooth is better--it looks like it was never even broken. Great pictures!

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  4. What a GREAT day!!! That looks like a lot of fun...and it is SO GOOD for the kids to have that kind of exposure!!! There is just something about it!!!

    SO glad Owen's tooth is back to normal. It looks great!! Technology is amazing, isn't it?!?!

    Funny question...how far are you guys from Pasadena? We have friends that live there...and I wanted to recommend your families farm to them...but I have NO clue where anything is in California...I just know it's BIG out there!!! ;) I've been to Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Northern California (I used to travel doing Musical Theater missions) Anyway...I have no idea where places are in relation to any of them. Your families farm looks like a GREAT place to recommend!!!

    Hope you guys have a wonderful week!!!
    Buffi

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  5. Too cute with Mia trying to get her cousin to stand up and play with her :)
    Trena

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  6. Cute farm pictures. My kids LOVE the farm too! I love Mia's pinafore. I need to have some more made!

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  7. That looks like so much fun. Your pictures are great! And Mia looks absolutely adorable! What a cute name for a hores....Jellybean.

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  8. That looks like a blast!! Amy looks great for having 5 kids!!! wow! Mia looks so cute in that outfit...you are a goooood shopper!!

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  9. Too cute. Looks like so much fun. You always dress Mia so cute.

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  10. Christy,

    Yes, I do plan to blog from China...the blog is on my sidebar...We Love Lucy...I even have a back up friend who will post if I cant get onto blogger, I heard some people can't. Now it's 12 more days!!! I am booking hotels today! We wanted to do our own travel, saved some money!!

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  11. Christy,
    Love the farm photos. I'm a farm girl myself. I have tagged you to give "your life in 6 words". Go to www.bohnstedt-journeytorowan.blogspot.com for details.
    Julie

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  12. This looks like a Children's Gap ad. Look at all of the beautiful children in your family. Of course I am partial to Miss Mia, but really these are the cutest photos!

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  13. What great shots from the farm! Looks like Mia was really getting into it! The farm is certainly one of Sophie's destinations too! Hope you guys have a great weekend!

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  14. Mia's outfit is SO. CUTE. !

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  15. CHRISTY,

    THE PHOTO'S ARE WONDERFUL!!! THE
    KIDS LOOKED LIKE THEY HAD A GREAT
    TIME!!!

    HAVE FUN IN HAWAII!!! WHAT DID
    YOU THINK OF THE MEXICAN CRUISE?
    I THINK WE ARE GOING ON THE SAME
    SHIP YOU DID!!!

    TAKE CARE,

    SINDY

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