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Recently, we had the opportunity to hang out with some extended family and visit a barnyard. Family events are fun and exciting. I love building a little excitement for Monkey Boy the one or (sometimes two) days and nights before a trip, visit, or event. I find that this keeps me engaged in the joy and excitement, as well as helping Monkey Boy to learn that even small things can be big and fun!

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Now, even though Turtle Boy is still too young to really understand everything that goes on in the world, I do know how much fun it is to watch him watch us and pick up on our moods. Besides, I know there will be pictures to help all of us remember good times. And, this barnyard zoo trip was different.

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Of course, in the style of us, we ended up being later than expected. We were all geared up and ready to leave the house until people needed to use the bathroom. Then, on the way there, we remembered that we hadn’t gotten cash out of the ATM earlier (because we were late leaving) and had to find a machine. But, we temporarily didn’t have cell signal, so finding an ATM took some extra time. But, we did finally arrive and our family was gracious, thankfully. I mean, we were over an hour late, but no one cared much and that was certainly stress relieving!

So, after a little bit of hanging out, we all ventured to the barnyard zoo.

First stop was the donkey.

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Next, we saw a peacock.

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A Yellow Golden Pheasant was right next to the peacock.

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A pair of Roosters, one who was too shy for the camera.

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And a Wild Turkey

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But, no barnyard zoo is complete without a pig and some goats.

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Hun and I may or may not have had at least a 10-minute conversation about whether or not we’d ever have our own pig(s). The risks and potential benefits, how comfortable we’d be with both little children and pigs on the same parcel of land. We also talked about how this particular pig felt odd and wondered what that meant or if it ws related to the fact the pig lived in a barn for people to come see and touch.

But, even more interesting to me were the goats. I have to tell you, the goats make me want my own. I’m not sure where we could put them in our backyard. I do think it’d be great to have a few goats, for their milk, their coat, and their sheer cuteness. You can’t tell me this face doesn’t make you just want one, too!

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And before hitting the playground, we took a quick trip on the lake. But, first, we saw a few ducks and Monkey Boy thought it best to follow them around!

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Overall, it was a day full of lots of play, family, and animals. Seeing how much Monkey Boy enjoyed looking at the barnyard animals here, I can’t wait until we take him to a bigger zoo with more wild animals!

And, my Momma heart sung a nice quiet tune when we returned home that night, because this…

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Do you find family events and travel as exciting as I do or is it more stressful? What’s your favorite barnyard animal? Do you have any zoos near you?

Animals at a Barnyard Zoo
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12 thoughts on “Animals at a Barnyard Zoo

    • August 1, 2016 at 10:28 pm
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      It was fun! I’m not sure I’ve ever met a child that didn’t love seeing animals! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  • August 1, 2016 at 9:10 pm
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    The way they’re sleeping side by side and in the same way!!?? That is gold!
    Only a good day at the barnyard zoo can bring about that kind of exhaustion sometimes. I love it.
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    • August 1, 2016 at 10:29 pm
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      The boys will be in the same position when sleeping fairly often. Interestingly enough, sometimes if Monkey Boy and Hun are sleeping together, I’ll find them in the same position, too! It’s so so interesting…I love a good day that ends in some quiet and happy exhaustion! 🙂

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  • August 2, 2016 at 11:14 am
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    Awwww sweet babies!! It looks like they had a blast and it wore them out. 🙂 I love how they’re in sync. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing with us at #MMBH!
    xo

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    • August 2, 2016 at 2:16 pm
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      I love finding them in the same sleeping position, it’s pretty cool! Even more, I love them being tired! 🙂

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  • August 2, 2016 at 11:22 am
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    I always love taking my kids to the zoo. We have a very small petting zoo pretty close to us. The kids love to chase the chickens. I miss when my two were as small and cute as yours!

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    • August 2, 2016 at 2:15 pm
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      Awwww! Monkey Boy chasing the ducks was so funny to me! I know I’ll be in your shoes one day, missing their current cuteness, all while loving a little bit of less being needy! 🙂

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  • August 4, 2016 at 10:27 am
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    How fun! I’d love to take my nephews to a zoo like this. But, I think they might get a little too nervous around all the animals.
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  • August 7, 2016 at 8:03 am
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    Oh my goodness! What fun you all had! That peacocks tail feathers are quite impressive. We love our goats. They are such fun and keep the weeds down. #ALittleBirdToldMe

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    • August 8, 2016 at 2:10 pm
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      Oh yes! We were lucky to visit when the peacock was comfortably in full bloom! When I was a child, my parents had some peacock feathers once. And before Monkey Boy’s birth, we were given a few peacock feathers as good luck! 🙂

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