Day three of Spring Break was spent at Deer Farm Zoo with my mom. Deer Farm Zoo is in Sevierville, TN, so Monday was spent in GA and Wednesday was spent in TN, lol. The petting zoo definitely had exotic animals including this Belgian horse (which was HUGE) and a couple of Zonkeys. That’s a cross between a Zebra and a Donkey. They are very handsome!
They had kangaroos, but unless your hand fit through the fence you didn’t get to pet them. They were neat to see, though!
We fed the camels. Their lips are very large and it was scary to feed them, but they were surprisingly gentle. Supposedly they can suck up your arm to your elbow and then give it back, but we did not try it. ;o) Seeing the camels, all I heard in my head was, “Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, what day is it, Mike?”.
We decided to go horseback riding too. It was the kid’s first time on horses. They’ve rode ponies at fairs and stuff, but this was the first time on a trail by themselves. Nora and Noah got their own horses, but Lorelei rode with Grandma and Henry rode in the ergo with me. We had fun, though Lorelei and grandma’s horse wasn’t very cooperative and Lorelei fell asleep halfway through, so grandma was holding her up and trying to steer the horse at the same time.
The kids started out being lead, but Noah took the reins soon after and Nora stayed attached.
My horse saw a little shetland pony and said hello.
There were peacocks everywhere, so beautiful.
I think Noah loved the emus best. He got to pet them and they were fed well. He would hold up his cup and they would reach in and take a beak full.
Lorelei liked feeding the deer even though they were as big as she was. Henry wanted to touch the deer too and we found one that wanted to be his friend.
This goat stole Henry’s sock and nibbled his toes a little bit while we were hunting for tiny baby goats.
Nora and Noah were able to hold the baby goats as we were leaving. These were just born a week or two ago. We were in Sevierville all day Wednesday and on Thursday we pretty much stayed home. I got some cleaning done and then we went to the library.
Henry is all over the place now. He loves this stackable toy they have there.
Lorelei of course played puzzles.
Then she decided that she wanted Henry’s toy and it was time to put it away.
Henry is losing his baby face and becoming a toddler. :o( He’ll be a year in June. The time has flown. We had a fun and busy week. I loved not getting up and taking them to school! Just two more months and we’ll have a 5th and 2nd graders!