Spring break exploded at my house. Children running every direction. House bound is one word for it. Escape was needed! As luck would have it, the weather agreed to cooperate. So I packed up the kids and hit the road!
Into North Vancouver for the day, we stopped a local petting zoo, Maplewood Farm. This was not our first adventure to the farm. We’ve visited them for birthday parties, and field trips. We’ve enjoyed every visit. This time did not disappoint!
We came for an unofficial field trip. Kids from my son’s preschool ran excitedly by as they chased fed the birds. My son especially enjoyed the goats. In previous visits he had never made it to the top of the rocks in the goat area. Always watching his older sister jealously as she balanced precariously from above. He was quite impressed with himself this time!
The girls played cheering section and enjoyed the wildlife wandering all around them.
Oh so seasonally appropriate, the bunnies were a huge hit with the kids! And despite my son’s age appropriate jokes, they do not poop jellybeans. Sigh.
Spring is a fantastic time to visit the farm! If you haven’t had the chance to make it down to visit them, you should. If you, like me, have a heavy lean towards any activity that incorporates the garden. Well then pay attention, because Maplewood farms had you covered. Not only do they have a big and beautiful vegetable garden, but year round they keep a lovely greenhouse. Filled with lush tropical plants, cacti, sedum and even a water feature.
I hadn’t felt heat like that since our little boat ride through the Panama Canal. It felt divine! I poked around the pots, and enjoyed the atmosphere.
While at the farm I was reminded of the W.C. Fields quote, “Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms”. It is a wonderful place that has animals and flowers.