Sunday, October 24, 2010

October Camping

I can not believe it's been 20 days since I posted on here last.  Wow, and what the heck?  I have no idea where the time has flown to, just crazy.

Last week we took the kids out of school for one of our famous "homeschool days".  We went camping up at Recompence Shores Campground, our very favorite campground in the world.  It's located in Freeport, Maine, the home of LL Bean mothership as I like to call it.  It's the headquarters, largest retail store and outdoor adventure school all rolled into one HUGE campus.  We didn't buy anything, but did have a great time roaming around the store dreaming about all the stuff we'd love to have.  The boys are infatuated with the huge fish wall there which has a little dome where they can stand and actually be up inside the tank.  It's quite fun.
When we arrrived at the campground, the annual fall festival was happening at the farm.  This campground is located surrounding a free range cattle farm.  The kids has a great time feeding sheep and goats...

Seeing the HUGE Belgian workhorses pull...

and watching some live music played by Squash N' Gourds, a little family bluegrass band, really quite good.  Music doesn't get better then when listened to perched on some straw bales...

We had a marvelous time and got to see a gigantic pig bale, no really, it was just that, a pig bale...

 And among all the animals there, this handsome young man was watching over his ladies...


The sheep seemed to take it all in stride...



And the world's cutest calf.  We used to call them Oreo Cows (though their real name is Belted Galloway), but Little Red renamed them Whoopie Pie Cows in honor of our treats from Wicked Whoopie in Freeport...


We had so much fun, and I will write more in another post, but it was great time that included lots of outdoor time, games of cards, a resurgence of a beloved kayak, lots of fishing and a much needed break from the stress of our lives here. 

Wishing you a fun autumn tradition of your own,  Peacemom

2 comments:

Michael said...

Don't know which part was my favorite: Finally kayaking on the ocean again, the trout and salmon at Beans, Squash n' Gourds, the whoopie pies or the whoopie pie cows. Especially the little one. It was great just spending a few beautiful fall days away from home with my wonderful family in our home away from home pop-up camper. And the ales were good too. Thanks Sweetie!

small farm girl said...

I believe that is the cutes cow I've ever seen.