by Kyla Hurt
Parents and really anyone toting a toddler to this past weekend’s Prairie Land Parents and really anyone toting a toddler to this past weekend’s Prairie Land Heritage Museum Fall Festival and Steam Show know of a slightly (and smartly) segregated land for children to play. There’s a good-sized sand pit, rides in the barrel train pulled by a lawn mower, swings, plastic playground houses, lawn games … and animals for petting.
Llamas, chickens with feathers on their feet, lop-eared rabbits, miniature ponies (which children could also ride for $5), chinchillas and goats. Kids and goats have redeeming social qualities – and I enjoyed my own unending goat puns, even if others thought they were baaaaaad. Regardless, watching the kids (children) feed the pellets of food that they would dig out of an ice cream cone, which was all purchased for $1 … well, it was worth it. I’m not kidding.