It’s not that I am anti-summer camp, it’s just that I wasn’t able to commit to a summer camp schedule in February when all the other suburbanites were making their summer camp plans. Also, my parenting style can be described as lazy. I do not want to have to drive and pick-up daily when I can sit at the pool all day.
A friend of mine plans a “summer camp” for her kids and I love the freedom and flexibility that comes with that so we are going to do something similar.
Now truth be told, we are a fly by the seat of our pants kind of family. Plans are last minute and impromptu so I am going to try to keep this up and current sharing what we are doing to make memories this summer. Most days we are at the neighborhood pool. But when we do venture out, I want to share. While you might not be in Nashville, you probably have similar things near you so hopefully, at least it gives ideas.
School ended yesterday and the only reason this happened so quickly is that one of my besties is a planner. And after I mentioned this place to her, after seeing an IG picture, it was booked.
Mistletoe Farm Alpacas
This place is minutes from my house which is hilarious because I had no idea they were so close. They are not full-time alpaca farmers but instead CPA’s and as Mrs. Farmer said this is her therapy to get her through tax time.
We were kindly greeted in the gravel lot and walked to the yard where the female alpacas roamed. I recommended a science lesson for the kids as to why the boys and girls were separated. Seeing that the kids were 2-6, it was determined to be a bad time for this talk.
We were allowed to feed the alpacas leaves from the tree as well as pet them. We waited slowly for them to come to us. They were all so clean and soft. Not to mention the ground was grassy and clean. Which makes a big difference when you wear heels to a farm. Before you mention that isn’t farm attire, I was willing to take a fall for the team for the right Instagram shot but it wasn’t needed. Not to mention my kids aren’t keen on getting super dirty so it was perfect.
After our tour was up we went into the shop where she showed us what she does with all their fur. They encourage a $10 or more cash donation per person or you can grab goodies from their store. I got the girls mini loops and yarn so they can learn a new trick.
It was super fun and educational for those looking for that kind of thing. I didn’t realize alpacas were in the camel family. But after seeing them closely I see the resemblance.
Our Favorite Part
So if you are looking for something fun to do around town, go check out Mistletoe Farm Alpacas. They are lovely people with gorgeous animals.