On October 8, 2011 we went with my mom to a place called Idle Hour Ranch. This is a ministry about 40 minutes from us that has some exotic animals and allows visitors to get up close and personal with animals that wouldn’t survive in the wild. My children and I enjoyed this trip very much, getting to see and even pet and feed some of God’s creation that normally we couldn’t do.
Christian was bound and determined to catch and hold a bunny:
The see-saw (Bethanne ended up getting hurt on it when Christian jumped off right before we left for the day.)
The Patagodian Cavy (we found this neat as these animals are related to the domestic cavies commonly known as guinea pigs)
Feeding a giraffe:
Feeding a camel:
Feeding the goats:
Hannah doing some gem mining (she found some really pretty gems):
The African elephant we got to ride:
This was an awesome and we topped it off with lunch at Bob Evans which was delicious. I’m very blessed that my mom was willing to go with us otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to take in this very neat attraction – hopefully despite Ohio wanting to enact exotic animal laws – this will be around for years to come.