This Sunday, Don was going to be gone all day to watch some tennis games at the US Open with his mom, so I was looking for something fun to do with Landon. Muscoot Farm, a nearby working farm and great place for kids to run around and see all kinds of animals and farm equipment, was advertising a “Fairy Walk,” so I decided to take L. We have been to Muscoot Farm many times before, since L was little. My friend Beth joined us with her daughter Abby, and off we went to find out what a Fairy Walk is.
At first, the kids checked out the chicken house, ran around a little bit, and sat on the old tractor.
Then we walked to the small farmer’s market they host on Sundays. I bought some “fingerling” potatoes, a raspberry tart, and L got to choose a bag of cookies for Daddy. After we had some lunch (french fries and pizza), they milked a “cow.” Spending summers on a farm, I learned how to really milk a cow as a teenager, so this brought back fond memories!
Working as a team . . .
Finally, it was time to check out the Fairy Walk. The kids were given little sachets full of corn starch and glitter and got to walk down a little path in the woods that was lined with little fairy statues. They were supposed to find one fairy after another and sprinkle some fairy dust on each one. L and Abby had a lot of fun sprinkling the fairy dust and both looked like they had just bathed in powdered sugar afterward — it was adorable to watch them. This was such a simple idea, yet I was thinking how much fun I would have had doing this as a kid.
Doesn’t L look cute with his fairy bracelet he helped me make out of a pipe cleaner, some beads, and ribbon?
At the end of our visit L found a cat to play with. The poor thing just wanted to nap in the sun, but L wanted to play!
Find out if you have a local farm that caters to children. I bet they offer special programs and free, fun, educational activities. I think it is especially important for children who grow up in big cities to be exposed to farm life and come in contact with farm animals nowadays — you don’t want your child to only know a cow from pictures :)