Chickens and apples

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Today is the first day of school after a whole week off. For Halloween is such a big holiday here that every year kids get a full week of school. Yesterday we were all off so we put our boots on and set off for a farm. Misi found some farm one hour drive away but when we finally got there it turned out that it’s only open in summer. Luckily, kind farmer took pity on us and let us walk around and play with animals since we had come such a long way.

Dzis pierwszy dzien szkoly po tygodniu wolnego. Halloween jest tu bowiem tak wielkim swietem, ze dzieci maja zawsze caly tydzien wolny od szkoly. Wczoraj mielismy wolne cala rodzina wiec zalozylismy kalosze i wybralismy sie na wycieczke na farme. Misi odnalazl jakas farme oddalona od nas o godzine jazdy samochodem ale gdy dojechalismy, okazalo sie, ze farma jest otwarta dla zwiedzajacych tylko w lecie. Po pierwszym zdziwieniu jednak, mily pan rolnik pozwolil nam pozwiedzac i pobawic sie ze zwierzetami, skoro juz przebylismy taka droge. 

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I find it a bit upsetting that my kids have such a rare contact with country animals and find them so exciting because I was raised in the village and that was my every- day reality.

Misike was so happy to feed goats with grass and little apples until one of the hens stole one of his apples. He was crying his eyes out while shouting “naughty chicken!” 😀 .

Troszke to dla mnie smutne, ze moje dzieci maja tak rzadki kontakt z wiejskimi zwierzetami i ekscytuja sie na ich widok tak bardzo, poniewaz ja wychowywalam sie na wsi i to byla moja codziennosc. 

Misike mial wiele radosci z karmienia koz trawa i malymi jabluszkami do czasu, gdy kura ukradla mu jedno z jabluszek. Plakal i przez lzy wolal “niegrzeczny kurczak!” 😀 . 

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Stonehall farm

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Second day of Easter we spent with our friends visiting Stonehall farm. Kids love animals but we live really far from the Zoo so farms are good substitutions 🙂 and there’s no shortage of them in Ireland.

We fed donkeys, got spit at by a lama, chased peacocks and held chipmunks. Even Misike was fascinated with all the creatures, interacted with them and really enjoyed the trip. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice my phone camera lenses were clouded until we were half way through so the following photos are not my ineffective attempt on special effects but simply effect of my absent-mindedness.

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Apart from animals, the farm offers also a play centre which was a hit with kiddos. And Rosie got the coolest ride 😉 .

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