Once upon a time my family in Germany used to be pig farmers! Then my Opa died, (I was 9) and they sold the pigs, marking the end of the pig farm adventures. My mother tells me all kinds of fun stories she had being raised on a German pig farm and I can tell you from my own experience during summer vacations that it’s a lot of fun. My family still lives on the farm but have transformed all the pig stalls rooms into work garages, or storage rooms, (smart). Andrea, my cousin, married a pig farmer. Which meant our visit was one of those awesome days where Ashton could experience a little bit of those farm adventures….. which by the way HE LOVED.
AND I know he remembers it because a few weeks ago when we were buying a bed for him he kept talking about his cousin that had a bunk bed with a slide.. David and I were thinking it was made up because I don’t recall any of his cousins, (in Denver) having bunk beds with slides. He kept insisting we were the crazy ones, “Remember? They had a farm cat that was black and white?”… HUH?! WHO the heck owns a farm cat in our family? OHHHHHhhhhhhh yeah…….. **my** cousin.. HIS second cousins have a bunk bed with a slide.. see Ashton’s memory is way superior than ours apparently. Yeah, well he didn’t get a bunk bed with a slide on it. We just don’t have the kind of room my cousin has.. which by the way CHECK OUT HER HOUSE!
I want to say it’s around 400 years old. I honestly forgot how old she said it was but it was around there. It used to belong to the priest from the church. Then she said it was used for a chicken coop for awhile, (just a small part of the house). The inside is amazing. I wish I had taken some pics of it inside because it had character written all over it. Including the original stair case.. which I begged her not to touch but I’m sure she wants to make it a bit newer looking, (the steps were worn). Ashton’s second cousins bedrooms were ginormous. BIGGER than our master bedroom. So yeah, they had room for a fun bed haha. My cousin also just had a beautiful baby girl. Which explains the baby clothes and diapers hanging on her house haha, (baby shower).
My cousin has always been a huge animal lover so she pretty much has every single type of animal there. Now Ashton has requested we buy some land ourselves and get some cows, pigs, horses, donkeys, cats, dogs, chickens, turtles, fish, and some goats… LOL yeah sure kid.
Seeing the pigs were pretty awesome. Of course the baby pigs will always be my favorite.. so soft.. so clean.. so cute.. I could just eat them……. ehem.
Then they went out to the fields and cut the wheat, (which they grind themselves for pig feed). Ashton was able to experience that up front as well.
it was a great visit with great family. Wish David was a pig farmer haha.