A Day With Granddaddy
My name is Grayson and I live in New York, but I got to go to Texas where I had fun helping Granddaddy at Little America Miniature Horses, the ranch that he and Grammy own.
I really like trucks and a great big one came with a load of oats to feed all the animals.
The driver had to climb a big ladder to the top of the feed bin to fill it.
Once all the feed was in the bin I helped fill all the buckets and put them in the Gator so we could feed the animals.
I got to help feed and water the horses, donkeys, llamas, dogs, chickens, peacocks and fantail pigeons.
I got to pet one of his miniature chickens. The rooster's feathers felt funny.
Granddaddy even let me drive the Gator a little bit.
After I fed the miniature donkeys, I took a break. They thought it was funny that I was in their feed trough playing with their food. I can't play with MY food!
Those llamas sure had big ears and big eyes. Besides the miniature horses there were a couple of big horses, too.
While I was there Annie the Great Pyrenees dog had some puppies and they grew huge in just a few days.
These are peacocks and in the spring they grow really long tails and make a loud screech when they talk.
When we finished with the oats, then I took a break in the hay barn before we got some hay to take to all the animals.
It seems like there is always trash that the wind blows everywhere. I helped clean up some of it.
Then I had lots of fun brushing and combing Tiny One. She was just my size!
I got to sit on the tractor, but we didn't get to ride on it this trip. Maybe next time.
After we finished all our work I went in the house and told everyone that Granddaddy helped me do all the work. Then I played with my baby sister Ella and with my Aunt Lauren and helped Grammy water her flowers.
Later in the afternoon Aunt Lauren took me fishing and LOOK WHAT I CAUGHT! A BIG fish!
I can't wait 'til I get to go back to Texas for another visit. Granddaddy says we need to move there so that I can help him every day. That would be fun.
Designed with love by Granddaddy for Grayson's fourth birthday.