|Rooster, the rooster.|
|Banjo the horse.|
|Sam, the goat and Foxy the mini horse|
|Foxy, the pregnant mini horse|
|Whitey, Blanca and Bleach, the ducks|
Another big hit was the group including the lamb, the pig and the bottle calf. The pig was not quite as thrilled as most of the other animals to go to the petting zoo. She was extremely vocal about not wanting to go!
|Chica the calf and Bacon the pig.|
Bacon, the pig, just chillin'
Even the adults liked the animals. The pig decided she liked being there after a really nice lady shared three of her chocolate chip cookies. The pig was sad when that lady walked off for sure. I'm thinking I may have to bake the pig some oatmeal cookies sometime today, I'm not really sure if pigs should have chocolate.
There were tractors, big and small, for the kids to climb on, and those were a huge hit! Not too many kids there had seen a "big" tractor. The other surprise hit, was the set of animal pens that had been set up, but not used (the goat could escape under them!). It was constantly full of little kids who climbed under, over and through it all night. The FFA kids laughed and said that next year, they should just bring pens! I thought it should have been labeled "unicorn".
Other FFA activities included a hay rack ride. OK, so it's not technically a hay rack, but the little kids thought it was fun anyway! I don't know who's dad was driving, but I heard he gave "awesome" rides! And had an area for the kids to color farm pictures, and plant cucumber seeds to take home, and were promoting the upcoming FFA greenhouse auction.
The early childhood center volunteers had lots of games, like cattle roping with a cow made out of a box, and of course food, and door prizes.
The big hit of the night was the Rooster. A last minute addition by DD#3. He's an outcast in our chicken yard, and he follows DD#3 around the yard like a dog. He does chores with her, he lets her pick him up, and he likes to be petted.
He just wandered around all night, on his leash, letting every little kid pet him and never squawked or pecked or even acted like he cared. He fell asleep once when DD#3 was holding him, and was a complete gentleman when a little, little boy wanted to open his beak! He watched over the calf and the pig, and of course the baby chickens. By the end of the night, when we got home, and I carried him out to the chicken house, I think he was asleep before I got the coop door shut! That Rooster earned himself a long, long stay here in Podunk and probably a cookie or two as well!