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post #1 of 7 Old 09-13-2009, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Boomer and the Youth Group (pic heavy)

I have a young fellow that helps at the farm from time to time. One of his enjoyments is being a youth minister at his church and at the start of the summer he asked if he could take a few of the kids on an over night outing to my farm. The plan was to grill hot dogs under the pavilion, fish off my dock, and take a ride on Boomer. Most of these kids have never been on a farm, saw horses and ducks up close. They never camped out in a tent or anything remotely close.

We did it this past Friday night. They got here a little late but were able to pitch the tents before it got dark and we went down to the pavilion, started a fire in the fireplace, roasted hot dogs, and marshmallows, and I told them of all the ghosts, spirits, wolves, alligators, and other wild things that prowled the farm at night. I told them about the ghost of the little girl whose mother drove off the bridge and drowned in my section of the lake. ...... then I shut off the lights and went into the house to sleep (with a smile on my face!).

The next morning they were up before me at 6:00 and were down at the dock fishing already. We cooked eggs and sausage on the deck and let them fish some more before I took Boomer out for them to get a ride. Only a couple of them were brave enough to get up there including a young Downs Syndrome boy. It was a great weekend.

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-13-2009, 06:03 PM
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Lookes like a great weekend to me.

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post #3 of 7 Old 09-13-2009, 10:22 PM
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Bless his little heart! I want to hug him! Fifth picture is absolutely adorable... Looks like an awesome weekend =) Nothing beats fishing...

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post #4 of 7 Old 09-14-2009, 09:53 AM
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Awwww it sounds like they had a great time. It was so kind of you to let the kids come to your farm. Boomer is beautiful! It looks like he was being so good and patient too.
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-14-2009, 10:04 AM
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Yay that was so cool of you to do that! Looks and sounds like a lot of fun!!!

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post #6 of 7 Old 09-14-2009, 09:34 PM
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That just warmed my heart, Bill. Thanks for sharing!

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post #7 of 7 Old 09-14-2009, 11:09 PM
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that's So Wonderful for you to let all the kids come over there and ride Boomer :)
I had to laugh at the ghost story etc :) they must have been suspicious :)
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