While in Vermont we went to Shelburne Farm. It is a 1400 acre working farm and National Historic Landmark. This is a picture of the Farm Barn. It is amazing and enormous! There are many other huge structures on the property including the Coach Barn, the Inn and others. Liz and I would have loved to see those too but we stuck to the Farm Barn for the kids sake.
This is the shuttle that we took from the Welcome center out to the road.
Everybody is in!
The Kelley Family stopped to take a drive.
So of course the Everitts had to as well!!
Molly wanted to drive all by her self!
OK the next few clips are of the kids with chickens. This first picture is of the coop. A large room that the children can go into. I was relieved to see that there was a door for the chickens to be able to escape. (I will point out the door in another photo.) The chickens were the hit of the barn. All the kids wanted to do was chase them and pick them up. I have LOTS of pictures of children with chickens.... here are just a few!
Emmy... (they now have this kind of chicken at there house too!)
Sammy... (notice the little door under the window, that is the "escape" from the chicken coop... so much for and "escape"- they were just going outside to the arms of another child!)
Ethan going for a drive with his chicken!
The next few pictures are of the kids with other animals around the farm. There is one of every child with every animal, but for sanity's sake I am just going to post one of each animal (there is a picture of every child in the post thought.)
James with the horse that pulls the milk from the milking barn to the cheese barn.
Nelson on the
Carrie just milked the goat
Just looking at the piggies!
Wally enjoying the clover... and when I say "enjoying" I really mean he was eating it!
Sammy milking the cow.
Carding wool to make yarn.
Jessica really enjoyed it!
Sarah spinning her yarn after carding the wool. They made bracelets with it.There was also cheese making that we saw but somehow didn't get any pictures of it. We had such a wonderful time at the farm. I can't wait to go back again. There was still so much we didn't see.