We try to do one family adventure each weekend. This past weekend, we decided to go to the home of Carl Sandburg. The property was lovely. The children loved playing with the goats that are the descendants of Mrs. Sandburg's prize-winning goatherd. In fact, the goats are still winning awards on the national level today. The Sandburg's had several children with cow milk allergies which led them to farming their own goats' milk. They were so good at it that they opened a small dairy. We toured the dairy and learned how to pasteurize goat milk.
Although the grounds were free, the house costs money to go into. We decided to just enjoy the grounds and farm on this day and leave the house tour for another day when the children are older and had read Carl Sandburg's works. The following are some pictures of the outside of the house.
There was also a small bamboo forest on the property. The kids really enjoyed playing in the bamboo.
We all had lots of fun!