Once Jake was introduced to all the animals on the ranch he didn’t really seem to care too much about them. His main focus was the tractors! My dad has 3 good sized tractors and from the time Jake woke up in the morning until he went to bed at night, all he wanted to do was drive the tractors. In fact, if my dad would go outside to start the morning chores before or while I was feeding Jake breakfast, he would refuse to eat because all he wanted to do was go outside with grandpa and ride those tractors.
When they would go on their rides, grandpa taught him which lever made the bucket in front of the tractor go up and down, so he knew exactly what he was doing.
And when he was on the smaller tractor he would point to the other tractor
To let us know that he wanted to go on the BIG tractor, which is what he is signing below
And any mention of the tractors, leads to them being in or near the barn which always leads to the cat who lives in the barn. That was the one animal that Jake had an interest in. Here he saw the cat and started signing cat.
I think grandpa is going to have a ranch hand who is very eager to drive the tractors pretty soon.
One day we went to Lone Pine farms which is a really nice farmers market and they had a pumpkin patch set up with fun activities for the kids to do. We did some shopping and played among the carts of pumpkins they had out front.
One of the stems broke off a pumpkin and Jake kept saying Uh Oh! and trying to hand it to me like he wanted me to fix it.
Then we fed the goats
And I was trying to get Jake to stand by the ruler to measure how tall he was, but he was not having it, so we left shortly after that. But not without a large box of the apple cider doughnuts, YUM!
Later that day back at the ranch, my mom got out the bag of train tracks that my grandma had for my brother and I to play with when we were younger and then my nephews played with them and now Jake is having his turn.