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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Field Trip to the Bentwillow Bunnies farm

Since we have our own little farm now, we have become very interested in the set up of other farms.  So last week we were excited to visit
 Bentwillow Bunnies farm, which is located only about 15 minutes from us and is owned by a family who have students that attend the school my husband works at.  They have rabbits, chickens, and peafowl which they raise and sell.  How cool would that be, to have a peacock strutting around your yard?  Frank remembered when he was a little boy, his uncle down the road had a variety of animals, including peacocks.

There were so many adorable bunnies!  (Holland Lops and Netherland Dwarfs)  Tabby immediately asked how much they were and is considering asking for one for Christmas!

Solomon enjoyed petting a rabbit:

We were all delighted to hear "peep! peep! peep!" and saw some chicks.  Hunter was happy to hold one:

Next were the "peafowl!"  I had always called them peacocks, but I learned those were the males.  Females are peahens and babies are peachicks.  I think the peacock blue color is the most beautiful color blue in the world:

We got to feed the peafowl a special treat - cat food!

Tabby talked chicken language to some of the free range chickens:


As a bonus, we got to meet some of the horses that lived next door:

Solomon's very favorite part of the whole visit though, may very well have been his getting to open and close a gate a bunch of times:

Didn't God make such an amazing variety of creatures?  And they all praise Him too!

"Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:  'To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!'” - Revelation 5:13


  1. I love farms. Every school morning when I stood outside waiting for the school bus, I could hear Uncle Henry's geese, peacocks, and chickens.

    1. There's something just fascinating about animals! I wonder if there are any pictures of Uncle Henry's farm and animals - I love hearing the stories about them.

    2. oh yes. Mama has pictures. Not a whole lot but I remember some. I sometimes wish I had room for animals. Well, and the energy...

  2. Dwarf Rabbit please, Santa Claus. I'll name it Kili.