Thursday, November 5, 2015

Flashing boots and cows that smile...

Play is the highest form of research.
                            Albert Einstein


There is nothing more fulfilling than watching children as they interact and learn on the farm, surrounded by the animals that truly love their attention.

Little Farmer and his Mom came for a visit, and I have to tell you that My Hero and I were absolutely thrilled. We were reminded of how quickly time passes unnoticed, and how children have always grown so fast. The years had slipped away. Until I had looked into the eyes of Little Farmer, I had not realized just how long it had been. He was no longer that tiny babe snuggled in his Grandmothers protective arms.


Little Farmer, when asked the question “Would you like to go and see the cows” quickly responded, “Yes”. This was when he ran to slip on his boots. Little Farmer had brand new boots, compliments of his Gramma. As he ran toward the door I could see that they were flashing with every step he took. I smiled imagining what Bossy2 would think about those boots. I giggled under my breath thinking of manure. That is pretty much a given if you run and do not watch where you step on any farm.

First we had to climb into the tractor, then drive back to where the cows always spend the night in the bush. Little Farmer sat on my lap with his hands on the steering wheel, Mom off to the side and the door to the cab was then shut. It always amazes me how easy it is for children, to figure out how to steer and how to work that horn, after only being showed once.

Driving down the lane, we quickly found those sleepy eyed cows. Now was the moment Little Farmer had been waiting for. We climbed down the steps from the tractor to the ground.


Bossy2, Red, Annie, Betty and every other cow came over to see who had come to visit. Cows are as curious as children. They all shared greetings and once again Bossy2 insisted on wearing my hat, to the delight of Little Famer.

This was where Little Farmer had to learn something, if he was to ever come back and help out on the farm; CoBoss…… CoBoss, the words rang out and all the cows came to attention, he was a natural born ‘cow caller’.

After a long visit, we climbed back into the cab. I noticed that the boots were still flashing, and remarkably clean. I came to the conclusion Bossy2 did not notice those boots, at all. She was probably more interested in showing off her hat wearing skills.


The sound of CoBoss…. CoBoss, the honking horn, and laughter filled the tractor cab. Smiling mooing cows surrounded, and then followed us all the way back to the barnyard, where My Hero was waiting.

Thank you Little Farmer and your Mom for the visit. Yes indeed there is nothing like seeing the farm through the eyes of a child…..Nothing.


Later

Joining Theresa at Good Fences.

46 comments:

  1. Sweet. Brought a tear to my eye as I remembered how my wee grandsons loved to drive around on the tractor with my late husband.

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  2. What a great adventure for the wee man, and, Bossy 2 certainly wears a hat with style.

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  3. What great visit on your farm. It has me grinning from ear to ear. I can so relate to your story... My grandkids love visiting the calves and holding the heavy bottles of milk and looking at the cows through the fence, and the older one have even worked on the farm, driving the tractors.
    Bossy2 looks good in any hat.
    Have a great day.
    JB

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  4. love the first shot and that cute cheek as he's looking at the cows!

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  5. Good morning, wonderful post and cute story on your Little Farmer. I would love visiting with the cows too. Cute photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your weekend ahead!

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  6. Ah.....little farmer is adorable..... with four grandsons around our place, this sure brought back a lot of wonderful memories....I certainly enjoyed this post...
    Blessings

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  7. Smart Mom to visit you with such a young lad. I bet he will appreciate farming and love nature for the rest of his life!

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  8. Kids and farms with cows nothing better:)

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  9. Oh, to always see through the eyes of a child...

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  10. Great fence shot and delightful photos of the child enjoying the farm !

    Happy Weekend coming to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  11. There's something about little ones walking in the vast wilderness that really grabs my heart!

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  12. Love seeing a youngster explore the farm and learning about that unique style of life. Some of my best memories were visiting my aunt and uncles dairy farm as a child....it was a magical place to me.

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  13. I love how your brought the child out in me so I could see your farm in a different light. Mooooo

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  14. My favorite way to photograph children is from behind. Then you get a pure picture. This is absolutely adorable and had definitely brought out the inner child in me. I post a b/w of my only granddaughter this week from behind which is one of my favorites. She was unaware just like Little Farmer was, and it makes the photo that much more special. They all grow up way too fast.

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  15. This is a gorgeous post. In every way.

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  16. What a blessing for all! I sigh longingly for our farm - my childhood home - and wish we could go visit the cows with my kids.
    I love this post and what a good farmer to keep his boots clean and call the cows like an expert!
    Best wishes

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  17. This just made me smile. Adorable little farmer!

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  18. Soon you'll be sharing that with your granddaughter!

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  19. A wonderful visit! I like that first shot!

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  20. I agree - young people - rock!!! Thank you for the marvelous share.

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  21. Lovely post and photos , Yup they grow up fast . I sold those flashing boots and even running shoes back when I worked in the shoe department of the Zellers store , all the little kids loved them . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  22. It's more than farms through a kid's eyes...it's everything. We can learn so much from these little guys if we watch and listen.

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  23. Cool, camo boots and lovely farm scenes!
    Perhaps, it is time to read the book, "Click Clack Moo Moo Cows That Type" - below is a link to the same...
    http://tinyurl.com/ow42r9n

    Have a Happy Weekend!
    Peace :)

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  24. That first image just melted my heart. So sweet and cute to see the wee one running towards the cows. Love all the other images but the first one is my favorite. Sounds like a nice visit you had.

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  25. So very sweet. Nothing like a visit to the farm.

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  26. What a special visit from Little Farmer. So precious to see him running off to see the cows. Special memories made that day! xo

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  27. Grandmas know how to give good gifts and show the kids a fun time. Best fun ever to hang out with the Grands.

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  28. Your little farmer boy is just so adorable. What sweet moments to cherish.

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  29. When I still owned my farm, I remember how much my grandchildren loved it. It must be the wide open spaces...the freedom to run and play. Enjoyed your post...

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  30. Small children and animals are the best combination. I remember visiting my daughter when she lived on the farm with her in-laws, I followed the kids, aged 2 and 4 as they fed the ducks and chickens, picked apples from the tree, then went with B to toss hay for the cows.

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  31. I love the child heading for the gate. Did he climb it?

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  32. What a great post! If only we could/would be more like children.

    Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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  33. Well, you know how much I love having children at my farm. Nothing better!

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  34. I enjoyed experiencing your farm through a child's visit. How excited he must have been. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'll be back to visit

    Darla

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  35. Children always have such fun on a farm! Nice shots and even nicer story. Thanks for sharing, Buttons. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  36. my little great nieces LOVE the farm and farm animals. little lorelei kisses all the animals, but sometimes, i have to beg!! i need a sheep costume ;)

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  37. lucky Little Farmer :-) on one of our routine walks we are now hearing sheep dogs disciplining their baby sheep charges-they have their own 'cow call', lovely post.

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  38. Oh, our granddaughter is growing up way too quick. Wait till he gets to be about 5-6 yrs, old...every time we see Lorelei she is older acting. I sometimes wish I could just sit on her and keep her where she is at.

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  39. To see things through a child's eyes. Even as I grow older, I want to have that young enthusiasm. Often, the grandchildren remind me of the thrill that is daily life I'm afraid Bossy2 is having thoughts of modelling entering her head. She does strike quite the pose!

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  40. children always bring you down to eath and see things differently. Love the cow with the hat and that first shot. Have a lovely weekend.

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  41. What a wonderful day you had! The whole world is so much more beautiful seen with the eyes of a child. How much I wish we could all keep more of those children's innocence, it makes life much much sweeter. I'm so happy you got to experience the farm day with the little farmer :)
    Lots of hugs to you,
    Beate

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  42. Miss B,
    You are so right. J and I have a nephew that just turned 4. Uncle J is Nephew's hero and he loves to visit the ranch.

    Watching the excitement and curiosity of a non-ag child on the ranch is a good reminder for us. We are so blessed to do what we do.

    Tractor horns must have magnet forces with small children, lol!

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  43. The World is definitely best seen through the eyes of a child. That is probably the biggest reason that I love teaching!

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