Dinner on the Farm with Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck

White Fence Farm is our favorite farm and one of our favorite restaurants.

Let's Go to the White Fence Farm

Let’s Go to the White Fence Farm

This is a real farm, with animals and more.   But, let’s eat first.

Front entrance to restaurant.

Front entrance to restaurant and farmhouse.

We enter the farm house and are taken to one of the many dining rooms.   We get a great table, right by the window.    It does not take long for our moms to order.   The fried chicken here is famous and very tasty.   Dinner here is served family style.   Our side dishes arrive while our chicken is cooking.   We start with kidney bean salad, creamy cole slaw, and pickled red beets.   All are delicious, but the star of the side dishes must be the hot corn fritters.   The remind our moms of warm donuts.   We love them!   Soon a platter of chicken arrives, with the potatoes.

Looks good and tastes wonderful

Looks good and tastes wonderful

My mom ordered a baked potato.     Soapy Smith’s mom ordered mashed potatoes.   They look like ice cream, but the potatoes are perfect and wonderful.    We are asked if we would like more of any side dishes.   Of course we would!   Because we can have as much of the side dishes as we want, we cannot take them home.   But all of this chicken is ours.   We eat a lot and still have plenty to take home.   After dinner, we wander around the farm.   The weather today is very nice, so we spend our time outside.   Our farm has farm equipment, this tractor and of course, the outhouse.

Farm equipment and outhouse

Farm equipment and outhouse

We prefer the indoor plumbing.   Great carriage here.

Carriage ride?

Carriage ride?

Isn’t this a great farm?  This truck driver is our new friend.   We like his truck also.

This driver is our friend.

This driver is our friend.

It is a 1925 Ford Model T One Ton Truck.   When it was new, the price was $1,300.   The roof of the truck is fabric.   This farm even has a peacock.

Peacock with beautiful tail

Peacock with beautiful tail

The blue on peacock feathers is such a brilliant blue.   Soapy and I are enjoying our horse ride.

Zeb and Soapy riding a horse

Zeb and Soapy riding a horse

We even have a human friend riding with us.   These cut out boards are so much fun.

Zeb and Soapy are now farm animals

Zeb and Soapy are now farm animals

Soapy and I have the bodies of farm animals.   It is spring, and last week we had photos of baby pigs and baby geese, so now we have a young rabbit.

It is spring. Young bunny

It is spring.  Young bunny

We love small, young animals.   The grounds of this farm are beautiful.   There is a river, a pond, and everything is beautifully landscaped and well cared for.   Look at this car.

Small White Fence Farm car

Small White Fence Farm car

Definitely belongs here at the White Fence Farm.   We love the area with goats.   The humans put quarters in the machine and they get food for the goats and sheep.   Everybody has a good time.   Soapy’s mom is feeding the goat.

Soapy's mom feeding a goat

Soapy’s mom feeding a goat

Now the goats are being fed by other humans, so mom thinks it is safe to put us on the fence.

Zeb and Soapy with goats

Zeb and Soapy with goats

The goats are busy, so they won’t try to eat us.   There are many other things to do inside, also.   This is the Americana Barn.

Americana Barn

Americana Barn.   The barn is attached to the farmhouse restaurant.

There is a stage and dance floor.   Tables to enjoy refreshments.   A nice gift shop and our favorite fudge and candy shop.   Young humans can play on the two level tall slide.   But, today the weather was so nice, we stayed outside, except for a quick visit to the fudge and candy shop.   There is so much to do, inside and outside, so it is always a good day to go to the White Fence Farm.   When you are in the Denver area, don’t miss the White Fence Farm.   You will love it.

Littleton Museum’s 1890s Urban Farm with Zeb and Lagertha Duck

Zeb and Lagertha Duck are happy to return to the Littleton Museum.

Littleton Museum

Littleton Museum

We want to show you the 1890s Urban Farm today.   The main building has an interactive area for young people, an art gallery and a nice gift shop.   Leaving this main building, we first find this peacock with his feathers fully opened.

Peacock with open feathers

Peacock with open feathers

Isn’t he magnificent?   We love him.   This couple was returning from the garden heading for home.

A pioneer coupe

A pioneer couple

We love their clothes.   Ready to enter the Blacksmith’s Shop, this bat was on the door.

Brown bat on brown wooden door

Brown bat on brown wooden door

He was hard to see…brown bat on brown door.   Inside, the Blacksmith showed us how he needed to heat iron in the fire, behind him.   When the iron was hot, he put it in the vise so he could bend the hot iron.

Hot metal in vice .

Hot metal in vise .

After bending the iron the way he wanted it, he plunged the hot iron in a tub of water to cool the metal.

Cooling metal. We heard it sizzle

Cooling metal. We heard it sizzle

With this rod, he bent a hook at each end.   Then he showed us this could be useful for hanging things.   He put Lagertha’s mom’s hat on the hook.

Rod with hooks at each end is useful for hanging things

Rod with hooks at each end is useful for hanging things

Zeb and Lagertha made another new friend today.

Blacksmith likes Zeb and Lagertha Duck

Blacksmith likes Zeb and Lagertha Duck

We like him and he likes the Colorado Traveling Ducks.   This farm has a nice cow.

Cow on the farm with windmill behind

Cow on the farm with windmill behind

Isn’t that a great windmill in the background?   Passing a storage shed, we liked these milk cans.

Milk cans

Milk cans

They are rather comfortable for ducks.   The farmer’s house is very nice.

Farmer's house

Farmer’s house

This stove is a little different than ours.   Remember there is no electricity, so the part we are sitting on holds the wood.

Cooking stove heated with wood

Cooking stove heated with wood

When the wood is burning, the heat goes into the oven and also causes the stove top burners to heat.   This is really nice.   But our moms say they like todays gas and electric stoves better for cooking.   The dining room looks nice.

Love the glass china cabinet

Love the glass china cabinet

Mom especially likes the glass china cabinet.   You can see people in the living room, playing the piano.   Here we are on a small table.

Wood burning stove for heat in corner

Wood burning stove for heat in corner

Notice the wood burning stove here.   This was the source of heat for part of the house.   We hope you will visit the Littleton Museum.     It is one of the top 10 local history museums in the United States.   It is also one of 700 museums to be fully accredited by the American Association of Museums.    And perhaps the most impressive statistic, the Littleton Museum is one of 140 members of the Smithsonian affiliates.   What a great museum.   Yesterday we showed you the new piglets on the farm.   Today we want to show you the baby geese.

Adorable baby geese

Adorable baby geese

We just love baby animals.   There is so much more to see on each farm.  We hope to see you at the Littleton Museum soon.