Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Golden Hour

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 View from just outside the farm gate - Click here to see this image as a framed print in my Society6 shop.

A few weeks ago we had some friends visiting Israel for the first time. Since they landed in the middle of the night and woke up to a plumbing disaster we were looking for an easy, low-key, kid-friendly activity not too far from home for their first day. Luckily for us, we stumbled upon a woman offering tours of Chai Farm, an organic farm about 15 minutes from home. The kids (and their grownups) had an absolutely wonderful time milking goats, making what turned out to be utterly delicious goat cheese, feeding turtles, holding a tiny 3 day old goat, carding and spinning wool, and even eco-friendly arts and crafts. We had a great time, and the (very reasonable for what you get) admission fees are even used for charitable works, so doubly good reason to visit Chai Farm on Moshav Mevo Modiin if you're local. (Do call first though, their opening days are a bit unusual.)



And yes, we do realize how long his hair is getting. This was about two weeks ago. By now, all you see is a mop of hair coming around the corner ;).
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22 comments:

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

The farm sounds like a wonderful place to visit with or without guests! Adorable kids. I love the long hair. My son is finally growing out a crew cut.

Leora said...

Sounds like a great farm! By the time I get back to that area, I will be taking my grandchildren. The top, golden photo is lovely.

Smiles about the hair.

Fábio Martins said...

What a lovely gold hour. Warm color, i like it :)

Carol said...

Sounds like a beautiful time!!!

stevebethere said...

What fun I think his hair looks OK :-)

Mama Pajama said...

hooray for fun family & friend weekends with fantastic photo ops! ♥

Dave said...

Hi there! It's been awhile since I've checked my blog "reading list" and it looks like I've missed a lot!! Love your images and posts...as always! I do have to get back more often!!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Beautiful pictures of the kids! I guess that includes the baby goat (just caught myself in a pun - ha!)

catsynth said...

That's a beautiful photo on top, and it sounds like it was a fun outing.

I had long hair at various times when I was a kid, too.

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Great shots! I especially love that first one!

Meoww said...

Hello! I loved your post about you trip to the farm! Enjoy your day!

caite said...

That first pic is just lovely!
Sounds like a great time.

Beth F said...

Ah yes, I remember the plumbing problems ...glad to see that the visit was saved. Love the first one. Wow.

Clairejustine said...

Beautiful shots,I the first one is great :)

Mary said...

I, too, love the golden hue of the shot! It feels warm and summery.

Art of RetroCollage said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. As for the young man with long hair...good for him! I miss those days & envy him his hair.

Joyce Lansky said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I haven't been to Israel in about 27 years but would love a return trip.

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Steffi said...

Great photos,Robin!It sounds you had a wonderful time at the farm!

anymommy said...

Nothing like baby animals to delight kids of all ages ;-) The golden photograph is stunning.

Hena Tayeb said...

Sounds great.. fun with the animals.

SouthLakesMom said...

Sometimes those paths less traveled are perfect. Sometimes our expectations for what will entertain kids is much higher than theirs. You know -- they play with the box the gift came in, not the gift itself?

Mimi said...

That farm sounds like the perfect outing for day one of a visit! Or any other day either.
His hair looks lovely, silky and in great condition, and the huge smile on Maya's face is a winning one for sure!