"Little People Big World" Visit

 We liked watching Little People Big World when it was on, but I think my Uncle David may be a bigger fan. Their farm is only about 15 miles from us and is open during pumpkin season so we headed out there today. We were told there were 4,000 people there yesterday to help celebrate Matt Roloff's birthday. Glad we didn't go then! They were telling us about the  flash mob dancers they had as a surprise for him. Sounds fun but today was drizzly and had a lot fewer people! It was pretty though! 




Zac was driving the tractor for the tour ahead of us so this was the only shot of him we got. We're such tourists! 


This is Amy's garden. We were told that she was there, but we didn't see her. The film crews were inside the house (they have four specials coming out), and they waved to us as we went by. Did anyone see the first special? I missed it, but would like to see it. 


The house: 




I bet Uncle David knows when Matt bought this one. Wasn't there some big hub-bub about it? 



And here's Matt! So friendly and seemed to enjoy talking with people. 




Looks like Zach's car is getting worked on again.


They recently bought more property and are planning on adding on to the farm. 


It seems like this farm has grown with the kids. All the western towns, pirate ships, and castles, but they also have a really nice basketball court, soccer field, and beach ball volleyball area. 





The western town has trap doors in every building that go down into tunnels that criss cross around each other. Oh to be a kid on that farm!



Matt's parents were in the Western Town and were so friendly. They talked with Eric for quite some time. She also was talking to me about homeschooling and how she really thought it was great. Her daughter homeschooled her kids. 


This is Ally.......in the outhouse!


This was the creepy doll house. Evidently, Sven's idea.


Matt built the pirate ship from a kit as a 7th birthday present for the boys. He also engineered this treehouse so that it was sturdy but could still allow the tree to keep growing. 


This was Molly's castle. It was supposed to be her 6th birthday present, but wasn't finished until her 16th birthday. Better late than never! The inside which we didn't go in was supposed to be really cool with a lot of neat features. There is some stained glass in it that was designed by her grandmother. 



This covered bridge (which literally leads to nowhere hence the name) is actually registered in the state of Oregon. 



I don't think they are always there, but there were several endangered cats there today. Oh, and Uncle Dave, Matt has an alligator named Sid! 


No, my son isn't falling off the pyramid. He intended to roll down it "cause it's fun".


We told him to pick a pumpkin he could carry. Guess he can carry two!


Rocky, the Roloff's dog, hangs out under the pavilion where you can grab some sandwiches. He then walks around and puts his paw on your leg or back to get your attention to ask for food. It worked. However, he wouldn't leave Eric alone while he had the sandwich in his hand. This is how Eric ate with Rocky right between his legs. Guess it's good for catching crumbs! 


Here we are being the ultimate touristas!  I asked when Matt was coming back out and the girl said, "If he's not out before you leave, just let me know. I'll call him down from the house to come meet you". Matt was very personable and seemed to enjoy meeting his guests. Pretty fun day! And there's your touristy pics for today! 


Deb from WhatsInMyAttic  – (October 9, 2011 at 7:45 PM)  
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Anonymous –   – (October 9, 2011 at 7:50 PM)  

I am so jealous! :0) I never miss an episode...the one last week was nice because it was more like the older ones, where they seemed normal and not bitten by the fame bug.

xxxooo Mom

sidknee  – (October 10, 2011 at 5:31 AM)  

Oh my, that is so neat you guys went to the Roloff farm. It's on my bucket list to do when I come visit. Great pictures !
Uncle David

Omi –   – (October 10, 2011 at 7:26 AM)  

Don't think I've heard of this but I love all the pictures.

Marge Gordon  – (October 10, 2011 at 9:10 AM)  

The farm is lovely, thank you for sharing your adventure!

Anonymous –   – (October 10, 2011 at 9:39 AM)  

That is so awesome. I was wondering how close you were and if you would go. I just watched the last special when Jeremy went off to college.

Jessi K.

PS. You're missing all the Fall Sale fun.

Kristi  – (October 10, 2011 at 3:10 PM)  

Nuh-uh! That is SO COOL!!! I love watching that show! How fun to get to meet them and check out their farm.

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