Leaping Lamb Farm: A Kid-Friendly Experience in the Willamette Valley
Nestled in a tranquil valley in Oregon, Leaping Lamb Farm makes for a wonderful kid-friendly weekend getaway. The small family farm operates both as a working and staying farm. As soon as we arrived, one of the owners, Scottie Jones, greeted us. She told us the story of the farm that started when she and her husband decided to trade their white-collar jobs for Oregon's slow living. We learned that Scottie and her husband grow everything from blueberries, grapes, and plums to corn, onions, and lettuce on the farm. Besides lambs, they also have sheep, chickens, horses, and even a peacock, which Everett was so excited about. He got to help Scottie with the farm chores and fed the chickens, collected eggs, and met the rest of the animals, including a donkey. We later went on a hike and even saw the "fairy trees" in the lush forest nearby. Leaping Lamb Farm is the ideal place to disconnect from technology and let children enjoy being kids.
My passion for travel was unlocked when I spent some years living across Europe and South America. I've never been one to shy away from a new adventure, be it swimming with pigs in the Bahamas, bird watching in the Galapagos or Heli-Hiking in British Columbia. And while I used to mostly travel solo, I now like to hit the road with my 4-year-old son, 1-year-old-daughter and husband in tow. The best part of travel to me now is getting to see the world through their eyes. Whether they are petting goats during an Oregon farm stay or making their very own pizza in Idaho, their enthusiasm and joy never fails to remind me of why I love travel.