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April 25, 2016

Sunny Sunday #SOL16

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I read the newspaper each day, scanning for fun activities amid the dreary news and sobering headlines.  On Saturday, I spotted a glimmer of fun:

Lamb and Wool Festival at Kline Creek Farm

Don't even get me started about sheep and cows and chickens and....  no, I was not raised on a farm (just the suburbs!).  I have no interest in working on a farm (too hard!  too stinky!).  I just l.o.v.e. tours and new places and, most importantly, 

I {heart} being OUTSIDE!

Hooray for nature!!

My daughter, Allison, is a fellow adventurer (when the mood strikes her), and her boyfriend Eric will usually go along for the ride.  My husband really wasn't keen on going at first, but then I pleaded and gave him puppy eyes, so he was game.  When I said we could stop for lunch on the way, he obliged.  It was a beautiful day to take his car for a drive farther than his local office.

We had fun exploring the living history farm, watching sheep being sheared and talking with the horse handler.  We soaked up the sunshine and ended up in downtown Wheaton (yes, we visited one of the chocolate shops!) for a snack and some window shopping.

The visit to the farm was a nice diversion from all the chores and Sunday stress that I usually spend all day churning in my head.  Being outside with some of my favorite people made getting ready for the week that much easier.

This ewe is waiting her turn to be sheared.


This ewe is all finished with her haircut!


3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this special day. Nothing is quite as rejuvenating as being outside in green space. (and chocolate is good too)

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  2. Getting outside in the "fresh" air and enjoying the sunshine does makes ones attitude improve and definitely the chocolate fix. Hoping there is sunshine and warm temps next week when we're up there.

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  3. What a smart decision to go to a Lamb Festival, being outside on a sunny day, away from chores. The fun of that day comes out in your voice.

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