Yee haw…..down at the farm

Once in a while, I find a fabulous place or product and I cannot resist sharing it with you all.   I don’t take any money for the referral but I am not opposed to it either!  Hint, hint.  Wink, wink!   A girl’s got to earn a living, right?

I have to tell you about a gem of a place, if you have kids and live on the South Shore of Massachusetts.   My son was recently invited to a birthday party at Dalby Farm in Scituate and it was a nice departure from the usual kid party.  There was a barn with picnic tables, farm-themed trinkets and hay bales as decoration or additional seating.   It is awesome for children of any age but kiddos under 10 would really appreciate it.  They have rare animals like chinchilla rabbits and a goat with antlers of which breed I cannot recall.  It is great because the animals are real, the owners have a genuine, obvious affection for the animals and the place is spotless!  And this is coming from someone who prefers cities over the country any day of the week and once felt a bit squeamish near the pig pen at Drumlin Farm.  Let’s just say it is never a good idea to be digesting food at a farm when the animals are doing the same thing!   P! U!  Anyone have a clothespin?  I didn’t have any of that at Dalby Farm although the pig pen is, well, a pig pen.  I never found out how many pounds the pig weighed but they do have 100 or more chickens and the colors in the afternoon sun were magnificent.  It didn’t hurt that the humidity was low.   On a humid day, I wouldn’t want to be downwind of the port-o-potty which is the only downside of the experience (in my humble, slightly germaphobic opinion).   My recommendation is don’t overindulge in the iced coffee before visiting! And if you do sit on the hay bales, check the rear view for dangling hay….never a fashion statement….even down on the farm!!

It is great fun, a great theme and a hidden treasure….check out the website for more activities and visiting information….

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