Off the Farm Fun

Whew!  What a great weekend!  We just got back from one of our favorite farm family events, the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farm and Rancher conference.  Its held in south Missouri at a resort on the Lake of the Ozarks, with classes for mom and dad, pool and activities for the kids, AND… moving stairs.  Or electric stairs.  Call them what you’d like, just as long as you let the kids go up them.  And down them.  And up them.  And down them…  It was the highlight of their week.  Maybe their year.

For the last few years Brian and I have served on the committee in charge of putting the conference together.  But we retired from that position in December and this year we just got to ENJOY!  It was lots of fun, especially the part about going up the escalator attending with our close friends!   We came home with too many great ideas, bit of popcorn in with the dirty laundry, and even a 1st place ribbon from the children’s tractor pull!

Young Farmer and Rancher

Brett in the tractor pull at YF&R

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Tractor pull 3

He worked really hard and didn’t give up, even though he didn’t understand why the tractor was so hard to pedal.  Brett wasn’t alone in this confusion.  My favorite moment (maybe of the entire weekend) was a little boy in the four year old division who grew frustrated and complained loudly that the John Deere tractor wasn’t working right.  They needed to go home and get his International tractor, which worked much better!  Go Big Red! And just to even things out a bit, here’s Anna viewing one of the many babies who attended the conference.Young Farmer and Rancher

Babies are almost as much fun as escalators.

I hope to go through our stuff today and prepare a post with the lessons and activities the Promotion and Education department did with the kiddos.  Brett had a blast, so you know it was great stuff!  Coming soon!


In other news, our baby chicks should arrive this week.  They ship Wednesday, so I’m hoping Thursday but certainly by Friday anyhow.  I’ll be posting pics as soon as I get them settled.  Love this part!!



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6 thoughts on “Off the Farm Fun

  1. Pingback: A Farm Lesson Plan; Who Grew My Soup | Daddy's Tractor

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  3. What beautiful pictures on your blog! You have a lovely family! Thank you for visiting my blog. Looking forward to visiting your blog again to get some homeschooling ideas.

  4. Looking forward to seeing the chics! I think he looks pretty cute on that GREEN tractor! Ha ha! I love that of everything, your kids like the stairs most! What a sweet memory. Looks like lots of fun!

  5. I always love your pics!

  6. groceryshrink

    Kelly, You got some awesome pictures! What a fun weekend :).

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