Shall we drive to the farm? A good question, and proposal for an afternoon, for an urban or suburban family.
Don’t have relatives or family friends that are farmers?
No problem — at least if you live in St. Louis.
I may be best to check the website and find out if anything special is happening. Then, off you go for a relatively short drive to the southwest.
Your bench awaits your arrival outside the Event Center. Are you here to watch dogs? The large, modern building behind this view is where our canine friends are often judged for obedience, agility, and conformation.
Interested in a more traditional farm?
Walk down the hill to a complex of barns and visit the horse, cows, pigs, and sheep.
Love cats? They have their own quarters, complete with clever places to hide.
Yes, children of all ages — including those of us old enough to be as interested in the benches for resting as the walking and looking — can find enjoyment at Purina Farms.
Think for a moment. A pair of young professionals sitting and talking at the above bench. What’s the topic? If it’s the detective and the surgeon from STARE DOWN I’m thinking dogs are under discussion. Perhaps they are comparing the aspects and personalities of different breeds — before they get serious about a pet.
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