The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Briar Gate Farm Family Fun Day Ü

Family Fun at Briar Gate Farm!

The kids playing at Kate's house...

All of us on the horses at Briar Gate Farm...

Enjoying the chickens...Ashlyn got to collect eggs, and we even had a "chicken relay race" out in the arena! This race involved humans as well as chickens! hee hee

Kyle had fun catching the chickens as they just sit so patiently in your arms making little clucking noises!

Is this the life or what? Tom enjoyed the hammock, as we all did after our fun day at the farm!

Thank you Mom and Kate! My mom treated us all to a fun filled day at my friend Kate's farm! My mom arranged for us all to have private lessons, as well as an entire day of fun at Kate's farm here in Longmont, Colorado. We had such fun riding the horses, learning about ground work, grooming, feeding, etc... all at Briar Gate Farm! Kate, her husband Brian, and their darling daughters kept us busy with fun farm activities all afternoon! The kids couldn't be happier riding, climbing trees, jumping on the trampoline, collecting eggs, racing with the chickens in the arena, relaxing in the hammock, watching the sun set, etc...Afterwards we stayed for a "cook-out" and enjoyed a delicious dinner together out on their deck with the sun setting behind the mountains. It was a beautiful day, and we extend our thanks to the entire Johnson Family for showing us such a great day, and to you Mom for making it all happen!


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you all had a fun day at the Briar Gate fun with all your activities. Chicken races sounds like a fun activity. How did you all do against the chckens? I'm glad it was a nice day for you and the weather looks great too. It's been windy here and they had to postpone the dragboat races because of the high winds. They're going to try again this coming weekend but I wonder how it will affect those who came from out of town. Mom

cjcfun said...

It's been a long time since I have seen Tom on a horse. Well, maybe I never saw him on a horse. The picture I remember is of a puggy faced little boy, looking grumpy on a fat little pony.

You all looked like you were having such a good time!

Maybe you should save your landscaping money and start looking for another house where you can have horses and chickens. You won't have to landscape as much because you would use the extra land for pasture!!???!!!

Ingineer66 said...

I have never seen Tom on a horse before. But I have heard him speak about them a few times and that would have been fun to see him ride one in person.