Friday, October 14, 2011

Had a Corny Time at Bloomsbury Farm~~~

When Rich was here with his family last week-end,  we went to Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins, Iowa.. The kids had so much fun with all that was there.. Ben was on the run and tried to do everything.  He loved riding these wooden  horses.

Ben is jumping on the big blow up tarp.. He had so much fun running and running and then jumping and jumping.. He was non-stop~! He has on the bright green shirt. That way his Mom ~ Tracie and I could keep track of him...we were here for 6 hours at this farm and Ben never stopped going from one thing to another.. 
 This place is huge ~ and Ben was able to stop long enough for me to take his picture. Wish you could see his face it's so dirty.. The corn activated his allergies.. His eyes and nose were running all day. Wipe~Wipe~Wipe~!  Didn't bother him one bit he just enjoyed the day..
This is where he had the most fun.. He rode this pedal car for along time. He must have legs of steel, He rode this bike around and around the track 20 times before he took a break.. Strong boy~! . When it was time to leave he didn't want to go..
Today was a busy day for me.. I'm getting things taken off the porch that is connected to the kitchen. I had a lot of antique wood tools, 2 corn shellers,  lots of pulleys that came out of the old barn that used to be on this property and the old barn we had when we lived in Ohio..  Wooden handled wrenches, John Deere tools, wooden planes and a lot more stuff.  I took them out to the metal pole building for right now. Planning on selling them.   My porch is now empty and ready to have new windows installed and new door and new flooring.  I'm going to make it into a sitting room where I can go and read and relax. Bring my sewing machine down and work on a project and then take it back upstairs to the sewing room.  My sewing room is so small I thought this would be a nice sunny room to sew when I want to make a quilt or something.  It's been a lot of work.. 1/2 of the things I took over to Anamosa to a consignment store. Wish now I would of taken a picture of the walls that were filled with stuff..  But I'm excited on having a change and a new room. Next spring I'm planning on having a deck built right outside this room and that will be a nice thing to have to sit outside next Spring/Summer and Fall...  
       Took all the lawn furniture to the metal building today and put it away.  Got all the shepherd hooks that had hummingbird feeders away.  Ready for the cool breezes to start blowing and winter to arrive.   Last year I waited to long and man oh man it was a cold chilly day and windy.. Decided to get this done before all that comes again.  It's 48 right now.. Only going to get up to 55 tomorrow.. So chilly weather is upon us with a chance of a hard freeze next week...  Probably have Indian Summer for a few days ~ that is always welcomed.  
         Have a Tiggeriffic Day ~!  So glad I have a computer now that works and is fast.   ta ta for now from Iowa:)


Nicole said...

Wow that place looks awesome! Ben sure looked like he was having a blast, I bet after 6 hours of running around so much he slept great that night!!

OH... I wanna come visit you and sit in your sun porch!! That sounds fantastic!! Enjoy it!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Out on the prairie said...

Looks like a fun place to go with those children.I stop up in Cedar Rapids to get kolaches a lot.Thanks for stopping by!

Carolina Trekker said...

Fun fun fun~! Ben is getting tall.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

that looks like fun - I bet Ben crashed that night.

Your porch sounds great!