Little Buddy had the day off school yesterday. His vision teacher invited him to attend and event held in the morning at a local farm. Well sort of a local farm. He loved it, so just in case you need an almost mid week happy fix here are some cute photos of him at the farm.
He rode on a miniature horse named Missy.
He held on tight all by himself. I walked alongside him just in case he got nervous or decided he wanted to slide off. But he was a trooper and had a big smile on his face the whole ride.
Missy wasn't much bigger than Little Buddy, I think they were a match made in Heaven. If only he could have ridden more than the few minutes allowed. This little trip made me want to get him into Hippotherapy, where children with different special needs get to ride on and take care of horses. It would do wonders for his balance and trunk stability, as well as help to relax his legs. I believe he will be discharged from vision services soon as he is really doing fantastically with his vision. When that happens we will have one free afternoon a week, so Hippotherapy might be perfect in that slot.
We met a pig although he/she did not oink for us.
We saw bunnies, goats, chickens and my favorite this beautiful little lady, Miss Donkey.
He got to go on a hayride with his vision teacher who also snuck him on the tractor that pulled the hayride trailer around.
While they were off on their adventure I walked around and could not take my eyes off this old boat house. It is part of an old campground that can be rented out and is still in use for boyscout retreats. Can't you imagine all the squeals of delight this old boat house has heard over the years. Frankly the water looks gorgeous but I wouldn't venture in it. Fresh water in Florida houses water moccasins and alligators. People say they stay out of the way of swimmers, but would you take a chance? I took about a million pictures of this boat house as I walked around, it was so beautiful and almost haunting if you know what I mean.
On our way home we spotted this! Seriously 30 minutes from my house is a 75 acre alpaca farm I did not know about. We will visit next time they have an open house.
Hope your week is going well.