One of the many free things to do in St louis is Grant's Farm. The Farm takes its name from our 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. In the 1850s, Grant founded and farmed a portion of the 281 acres. Today, this land is home to Grant's Farm and is preserved by the Anheuser-Busch's family.
So we made a date with a couple of our friends, Laura and Brandon and their little girl Julianna.
As part of the farm this is also where they house the famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses.Only the finest Clydesdales become part of the Budweiser teams. The physical requirements are strict. The ideal Budweiser Clydesdale has to have the following characteristics:
- The full-grown Clydesdale should stand 18 hands (about 6 feet) at the shoulder and weigh between 2,000 and 2,300 pounds.
- The ideal horse is bay in color, has a blaze of white on its face, a black mane and black tail.
- Most important, the Clydesdale will have white feathering on all four legs and feet.
After the we saw the Clydesdale's we hopped on a tram and took a little tour of Grant's farm. They have over 900 animals and 100 different species.
We saw long horn bulls, and I mean long horn!!
And my personal favorite. Oreo cows!!!
They also had yaks and lots of dear.
Once off the tram we went into the goat pen. They loved to nibble on your clothing. But they were all so cute! Tons of them and all different colors.
You could also buy milk and feed them, but look out if they see you have a bottle you are likely to get mauled. Kind of how Eden reacts when she sees her bottle.
We even had to start shielding her eyes because she saw the bottles and thought she was getting fed. I think at some point Eden kicked one of the goats. Ooops!
It was a really fun day! The weather was perfect and the company was sooo fun! We even ran into our other friends, Emily and Mike, with their boys, Krew and Sway. It was a great day and I am glad that they boys could take a few hours away from studying and have some fun.