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Friday, June 17, 2011

Bwack, bwack, dock-a-doodle-loo and Hello Ari

Our newsest little farmer for the friday gang arrived today ... Ari ...

... and he spent the day in the company of Ted (and me of course).  What a gorgeous little boy.

He was totally mesmerised with the whole farm experience from the word go.  He got excited by the ducks talking to him, 'Bwack, bwack'  and then heard a rooster and turned to me with big eyes and said, 'Dock-a-doodle-loo'.  A little while down the track we ran into some geese and a few of them were very in Ari's face.  He stood his ground, watching a listening to their very loud and all at once cacophony and the minute there was a bit of quiet, he leant slighty towards them and  said, 'Oh, hello'.

Ted strode out and led the way for the day and it was so funny to see Ted suddenly being leader of the pack ... even if it was just a pack of two.

Ted got really excited at one point when he looked up and saw the city skyline.  He called, 'Hey the city, the city.' then added proudly, 'my dad works there, in the city.'  I asked, 'What does he do Ted?'  To which he answered, 'He works.' 

With Ari, found some puddles and the two boys had a good splash after a little due consideration ...

The cow was pretty big and so this was as up close and personal as it got for Ari ... though he and Ted had eyes on stalks when she turned her rear end to us, lifted her tail and did a great big cow poo so they got to see it all happen.

Ted was wrapped to be able to take Ari to the Witches Garden ... and Ari couldn't believe he was allowed to go with Ted into the cubby.

Can I really go in there?

Checking each other out ...

We also found some ducks eggs and the boys took one each to Farmer Julia ... and made the journey with eggs in tact ...

We also cuddled guniea pigs and saw the baby pigs, played under the peppercorn tree and climbed the dragons tail hill.  We fed the horses and goats and saw the bonfire stack ready for tomorrow night and ... phew ... are you tired yet ..? We picnicked by the fire and watched the peacocks and wandered along the bike path to see the young cows.  What an enthusiastic, full and wonderful day it was. 

I know we have to wait and see but I've got a hunch we've got a perfect match for our whole gang in Ari coming along.  Can't wait until he meets Magnus next week and then Dakota and Jyra the week after.

Ted being sunkissed ...

p.s. Magnus, Ted M.I.S.S.E.D you like crazy today, your are so his hero and today I think he may have been a little of the same for Ari!  

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