On August 26, one of my husband's co-worker invited us to their home for a party. They live way out in Beaver PA. We have never been to this part of Pennsylvania so it was fun seeing a new place. He lives in a big piece of land so he has farm animals like goats, chicken, and rabbits.
We passed by this Beaver Valley First Energy Power Corp and I am always amazed of how big these things are. Two weeks after our visit, my husband's buddy told him that few workers at this site died due to an accident, it's so sad. I believe Beaver Valley Nuclear is also near this vicinity.
The shipping port bridge is beautiful. It reminds me of South Korea when we were crossing it. We weren't going to go because most of the people going to the party are all young and it was supposed to be just a "beer-kind of party" but the kids wanted to see the farm animals so we went.
We seldom see goats especially that we live in the city. The only time we see some is when we go to commercial farms or in the zoo so it was a treat for my kids to interact with these Pygmy goats.
It's awesome that they were not afraid to interact with the kids.
They have silkies chicken which was a unique kind of chicken that I have ever seen. I grew up in a farm but we've never had silkies, we only had the regular ones.
They also have so many regular chicken which my children was very fond of feeding grass.
My husband would sometime comes home from work with trays of fresh eggs. His buddy couldn't consume it all so he would always bring it at work and give it away.
I was glad that even though, most of the guests were young and they were doing the BBQ and drinking, there were stuff to do for us and the kids. They set up a badminton set and also have football. It kept us busy plus the animals were really a pure entertainment especially for the kids.
My son admires the farm "toys" that the homeowner have in his property. When we were looking for a house to buy, we contemplated on getting a farm house and we did looked at some but the locations are way far out that we thought it would be hard for the kids to go to school and have some friends so we stayed close to the city.
Living in the farm is a pure pleasure for me personally but it's not for everybody. My husband have considered it but he have never lived in a farm so I thought it would be a big adjustment for him and the kids. I had fond memories of a farm life. Raising pigs, chicken, and carabao and working in a rice field was sure a hard work but fun.
Anyway, we had a great time. I will post the games we played while were there next time. It was dark when we came home. We felt so bad that the homeowner got hurt during the game that he had to go to the hospital but we thanked him for having us over. We had a blast.
That sounds like such a fun day. There is a big power company near us with those big smoke stack thingies, too. I think they are such an eyesore.ReplyDelete
What a fun day! I grew up on a farm so I have special memories of those fun years. It was hard work but so much fun. Glad your kids had something to do at the party.ReplyDelete
This sounds like a blast! My daughter would have loved to see all those animals. I wouldn't mind living on a farm, but I'd need to be near stores and such. And it takes a lot of work, so I'd never to be sure I'd have the help.ReplyDelete
It would be so much fun for the kids to see all of those animals. I grew up in Beaver, PA but haven't been back since. It's fun to see photos from there.ReplyDelete
It's a lot of fun to explore different parts of the state you live in. I know my kiddos would love to go visit a farm like this.ReplyDelete
It looks like you all had a great time! I know farm life would be a lot of work. I am not sure I could handle it.ReplyDelete
It was good that they were able to interact with the goat and different animals. It would really give them a better appreciation of the wild.ReplyDelete
This looks like a great trip. It reminds me of a farm we used to go to when we were kids.ReplyDelete
Always fun to visit a farm where animals are kept. Good to see the work and care that goes into raising animals.ReplyDelete
My kids would love this place. They cannot get enough of animals and would go crazy for these pygmy goats!ReplyDelete
I've been up to PA quite a bit. Had no idea there was a Beaver PA! Very cool!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a really fun day. We used to live on a lot of land and had animals. It was amazing.ReplyDelete
Sorry the homeowner got hurt during a game. It's great you were able to go and have a good time though.ReplyDelete
I love exploring new places whereever we go. Sounds like a fun time!ReplyDelete
Love all the cute pics of your kids with the animals, and that chicken house is so cool! It looks like you had a great day! I live in PA, but I don't think I've ever been to Beaver.ReplyDelete
What a fun time for the whole family! I love finding places like that - hope you guys had fun! Great pictures to have to remember the trip, too! :)ReplyDelete
You look like you and your family had a great time. I've been following your blog for quite some time now and I can't believe how fast your kids have grown!ReplyDelete
I love how you and your husband make sure your kids are exposed to different kinds of learning experiences. This is such a great way to bond, learn, and have fun as a family. Your kids are adorable!ReplyDelete