Thursday, April 08, 2021

Easter Sunday Outing

Oldest Niece invited us to the huge animal petting farm known as the The Big Goose. Ex Sis in Law, her husband, Oldest Niece, her partner and their three children, Little M, Little Em and Little L the boy were with us. 

It was an 8.30 departure time from home for us on a Sunday morning to be lined up at opening time of 10. We immediately grabbed tables in the shade of huge cypress trees for our picnic lunch. 

The animal petting farm was very good with a large variety of native and exotic animals and included reptiles. Although numbers were limited because of you know what, it was very busy. There was a water 'splash' area for kids to play and get saturating wet, which is exactly what the great nieces did. 

We had taken a picnic lunch which we ate early and we were pretty well done by then, in more ways than one. We went back to Ex Sis in Law's house to see Hippie Niece and her cafe latte coloured twins for a hour and then headed home. 

Today, Wednesday,  we picked up seven year old Little M for a two night stay as it is school holidays. A terrible accident on the freeway delayed us twenty minutes with R pointlessly fuming. Little M has already had a swim in the pool with R and a shower and is now watching YouTube Kids. Boy can she can talk and ask questions! I assured her she would die if she fell from our balcony and the balcony rule of two feet on the balcony paving must be followed. What about the bottom apartment? There isn't a balcony.  What about level one? You would probably break a bone if you didn't land on your head. Dearest Little M, would you like to connect up your iPad to our Wi-Fi.

Tomorrow it will be lunch at the 'Scottish restaurant' and a visit to ACMI and another swim. Home made pizza tonight. Chicken schnitzel tomorrow night.

Here are a few photos from The Big Goose starting with an American style barn.


A tractor ride around the perimeter of the farm. 


Among the many different critters, there were camels. 


And llamas. 

16 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely outing for you all and there is nothing like a kid to show you a different kind of world. I spent some time with my great niece, 5, at the weekend. A joy.

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    1. WWW, it was very enjoyable. Young children can be challenging but that is not a bad thing. Good that you had some time with your great niece.

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  2. Have you seen a tv series called "Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds" - they do all sorts of activities together, and you can see both generations gaining social skills. Your Little M friend seems just as bubbly :)

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    1. Of course Hels. It is a great tv show. Young children are both invigorating and exhausting. Little M is lovely and has such an enquiring mind, which I really like.

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  3. Looks like a great place for kids. Laughed at Michele and Barack Ollama

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    1. River, I thought the llama name was pretty funny. It wasn't bad for adults either.

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  4. The llama sign made me laugh out loud. I wonder if they know? Questions. Oh my, how I remember questions! And then it was followed by, "Did ya know...."

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    1. Debby, I did think it was a funny sign. Some imagination used.

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  5. Sounds like a lovely venue for families Andrew. Yes the questions are relentless! Your last shot cracked me up, was not expecting that 😁

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    1. The sign really got me too Grace.

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  6. OMG, I love that llama sign! I showed it to Dave and we had a good laugh. I don't know how anyone cared for children in the days before iPads! LOL

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    1. Rather clever, wasn't it Steve. I agree about iPads.

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  7. Michelle and Barack Ollama! Love it!!!

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    1. Hi Susie. Jeddah, hey. How interesting.

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  8. Looks like fun. Hope the camal didn't spit.

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    1. They would eat gently from your hand but people were worried about being bitten. I said spitting would be worse, but they didn't.

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