Thursday, May 28, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend at the Farm

This past weekend we went to Chris's family farm for Memorial Day weekend. His farm is in the middle of nowhere in Columbia, LA. This was his mom's father's house when he was alive. I like going there to visit because it literally makes you feel so far from everything. Growing up in a big city, I never had the chance to experience a slower pace it is good to get away now and then and relax. But I couldn't ever live there....need my city conveniences.

So we left Friday morning and headed down to the farm. Our trip didn't get off to the best start. As you can see from the picture below someone forgot to close down a few lanes after construction and we ended up with sticky oil and tar all over our car. It took days to get it all off because every time we drove more would come off the tires and onto the paint. Fortunately this was the only headache of our trip.

As soon as we got there, Sage wanted to ride the mule...and no not the animal but this golfcart looking vehicle. She loves riding on it and gets so excited that if you just walk towards it she jumps on and wants you to take her for a ride. In the back you will notice the cottage that Chris and his dad are building. Things have been sooo busy so it has been a long project...hopefully they will finish it soon.

And only on a farm do you have neighbors that have pet donkeys. This is Mason and Star.....and soon Star will be having Mason's baby. She has been in heat and lets just say you can learn a lot about the birds and bees from these two little donkeys. As you can see, the dogs made friends with them. Grace even decided to go under the barbwire fence and play. Greg, our neighbor who owns the donkeys told us that wasn't a very good idea. Did you know that a Donkey will kill a dog in their pen? People actually get donkeys to kill Coyotes. They will stomp them to death. Something you only learn on a farm. We had to watch Grace the rest of the trip pretty closely..she wanted to play with them. Grace loves all animals!

Our dogs just LOVE the farm....they will run for hours....look how happy Sage is. They had just finished running through the woods and swimming in the pond.

Grace was tired...she just wanted her belly rubbed.

Another picture of the cottage.

Last year a tornado went through the woods and destroyed some trees. Look at what it did to the 120 year old oak tree. Looks neat but kind of sad...

Chris and I climbed up on the tree to get a better view. The dogs wanted up with us so bad. Grace actually tried to jump 7 feet up on the tree...only her front paws hit and she fell. Not too bright...but she was ok. Sage actually walked up it like a balance beam. Our dogs are fear.

On Sunday we went to the Locks and Dam on the Ouachita River. It is the big attraction of Columbia..hee hee. And of course before that we went to Johnny's Pizza. You can't go to the farm with out eating at Johnny's. Some of the best pizza ever! And I promise my gutt is all baby and not too much pizza...:) lets hope at least.

Here is Chris being his normal self after drinking too much sweet tea. Way TOO much sugar.

It was a nice relaxing trip and I hope everyone else had a good LONG weekend too!

I will try and post tomorrow or sometime this weekend to share what we find out tomorrow. Hopefully little nugget Fields will cooperate and we will find out if we will be having a mini Chris or mini Nicole. Stay tuned......

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