Friday, October 11, 2019

365: Egg Day

October 11 is Egg Day. Today, we pondered the question, "what came first, the chicken or the egg?" by going to meet some chickens.
Despite the gloomy weather, we packed up and headed to Kinman Farm in Burlington, Kentucky. It was about 25 minutes away from downtown Cincinnati with traffic. They have a fall festival that runs on Fridays, as well as Saturdays and Sundays. They advertised having a petting zoo, so this seemed like our best bet for meeting a chicken.
Admission is $10, unless you are under 2. Under 2 is free. Admission includes a small pumpkin, two different tractor rides, a corn maze, a petting zoo, and a few other fun things. We started in the section that didn't have the animals. Jude got to explore his first corn maze. He climbed up a play structure and went down a slide. We also went on a little corn field tractor ride that is Charlie Brown themed.
The clear winner for this side of the farm was the corn crib. If you read our Pumpkin Patch Month post, you may already know how much Jude loves corn cribs. He sat and played for nearly an hour, dumping corn from bucket to bucket. I watch and observed for the most part as he interacted with children his age and a little bit older than him. I am thankful for opportunities like this to let Jude work on social graces.
We took the tractor ride to the main event of the holiday, the petting zoo. This petting zoo did not disappoint with its diversity in animals. There are horses, cows, goats, sheep, chickens, a tortoise, and a lot more animals. I think Jude is happiest when he is around animals, so we spent a while walking from pen to pen talking about the animals and petting the ones that we could. Jude seemed to like the sheep, piglet, and horse the best.
We talked about the chickens the most. They had baby chicks, teenaged chicks, and chickens. They also have a place where chickens could lay eggs and sit on them. There weren't any eggs to see, but we did take the time to talk about how chickens lay eggs.
We ended our trip picking out some pumpkins and sitting on an old tractor. Kinman is worth a visit if you are in the area!

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