Inside Wilson Farm

Lainey goes on tour.

My daughter Lainey is 6 years old, and I love her. After recently showing , we took the free kids’ tour at .

The tour began by the flagpole where a dozen kids, ages 5-12, and a few accompanying parents, were given an apple to munch. Lainey chomped hers while gummed mine, and we heard a brief from our guide, Lynne Wilson.

Mrs. Wilson soon led us into the warehouse and past a washing station where workers rinsed and packaged radishes.

Next, we toured the giant walk-in refrigerator, a loading dock, and the inside of a truck trailer. We walked through the flower trimming area, and stopped by the bakery.

“Mom’s favorite!” Lainey whispered and pointed to a rack of apple cider doughnuts, straight out of the oven.

The tour then led into the greenhouse. Mrs. Wilson described how a giant seed-sowing machine filled germination trays. Nearby, the nursery was woven with two types of hoses, for irrigation and radiant heat in winter. Then we walked outside into the sunny field.

“See that feathery green plant?” Mrs. Wilson pointed. “That’s dill. Does anyone like dill pickles?”

“Um, excuse me,” Lainey raised her hand. “My dad makes his own pickles.”

“I’m sure they’re very good,” Mrs. Wilson smiled.

Mrs. Wilson then pulled up a radish from the ground, walked a few rows and grabbed a beet.

Lainey raised her hand again, “My mom loves beets.”

“That’s good,” Mrs. Wilson nodded.

The group followed Mrs. Wilson to the pond and then the animal barn, where chickens, a pig and a llama lived. Then we returned to the greenhouse and the kids planted a lettuce sprout to take home. Each child was also given a coloring book, and the tour ended.

, and after the hour-long tour, Lainey was wiped. We grabbed a cart, walked through the store, and bought a few groceries.

“What was your favorite part of the tour, Lainey?” I asked.

“Belle the llama!” Lainey laughed. “She kept sneaking out of her cage and staring at me!”

That’s true— the llama does roam free, and she greets the barn guests as they arrive. Belle is only a pet, some family fun amongst a functional farm.

So, Lainey saw the entire farm operation, from seed to sale, and favored the silliest part. What more could I have possibly expected?

Kid Tour dates this summer:  July 12, 26. August 9, 16. Call for reservations.

blueshoptrade July 16, 2012 at 05:01 AM
Women Sportswear Adidas Sportswear Women Nike Sportswear Women Women Sweater Abercrombie Fitch Sweater Women T Shirts Abercrombie Fitch Long T Shirts Abercrombie Fitch T Shirts Burberry Women T shirt Chanel Women T shirt Christ Audiger Long T Shirt Christ Audiger T shirt Dolce Gabbana T shirt ED Hardy Long T shirt ED Hardy Women T shirt Gucci Women T shirt Louis Vuitton T shirt Polo long T shirt Polo Women T shirt Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt Versace T shirt Women Shoes Air Nike Shoes Air Max 2009 Air Max 24/7 Women Shoes Air Max 90 Air Max BW Women Shoes Air Max LTD Women Shoes Air Yeezy Women Shoes Nike Shox R4 Nike Shox TL Christian Louboutin Christian Louboutin Boots Christian Louboutin Sandals Christian Louboutin Shoes MBT Shoes MBT Women Shoes Puma Shoes Puma Slacker Shoes Puma Women Shoes Women Boots Burberry Boots Chanel Boots Dior Boots Dolce Gabbana Boots Fendi Boots Gucci Boots Louis Vuitton Boots Versace Boots Women Sandals Burberry Sandals Chanel Sandals Dior Sandals Dolce Gabbana Sandals Fendi Sandals Ferragamo Women Shoes Gucci Sandals Louis Vuitton Sandals Prada Sandals Versace Sandals Women Shoes Air Jordan Women Shoes Gucci Women Shoes Prada Women Shoes Radii Women Shoes Supra Women Shoes Timberland Boots Vibram Five Fingers Women Shoes Yves Saint Laurent Yves Saint Laurent Shoes http://www.blueshoptrade.com


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »