Apparently the farm had loads of sand from the ocean bottom shipped to the farm. Then, they created an entire sifting center for kids to rinse and strain the sand until tiny bone parts, shark teeth, and fossil imprints were discovered. Two words: huge hit!
Our day at the farm wasn't all about marine wildlife, however. We enjoyed a trailer ride through the woods; a chance to feed the goats and sheep; and plenty of time to race down the grain bin slide and run through the tumbleweed track. Wait, wait, wait... they enjoyed those things. This six-month pregnant mamma did in no way race down the slide or run in the tube. That was, ahem, Nana's joy and privilege!
Local friends, if you've never visited, Aw Shucks really is a must-do for outdoor family fun. The farm offers so much to see and do and the cost is very minimal. Our three hours at the farm were hardly enough and, in fact, we're considering another trip back to enjoy the corn maze, target shooting, play areas, and pumpkin patch.
And, if my boys persist enough, perhaps for more fossil sifting.