Visit to Mike's Farm

One of the perks of living in the sticks of Eastern NC, is Mike's Farm.  It's a delightful place located in Back Swamp, NC where they have animals to feed, tractors to ride, and pumpkins to pick.  All in all, you simply cannot have a bad time there.  Additionally, they have a restaurant and small country store open Thursday-Saturday (guess business is good when you only have to open 3 days a week!).  The restaurant is a family style place that serves a set menu:

Fried Chicken
Pork Tenderloin
Mac n' Cheese (sprinkled with just a hint of crack...ok, not really, but something makes it incredible!)
Green Beans
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Ham Biscuits
A Choice of Desserts (but you're insane if you don't order the cheesecake)

We arrived at the farm a bit before our scheduled time to meet Maureen, Brian and Sean so we could feed the animals.  Reagan had fun and even let me hold her hand out full of corn and let the big ram eat right from it!  After our fun with furry friends, we met the Donlon's and headed inside to "grub." (that's what they call it in the South)  After eating enough for a small country, we took the kids outside to race on tractors.  They absolutely loved it and if it wasn't so much work to push them, I'd strongly consider getting one for the house:)  Here are some pictures from our trip:

We had a blast and if you're local and have never been to Mike's Farm, let me know and I'll take you myself!


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