One of the places that I was most excited about staying along our journey was on the Serenity Sheep Farm in Belgrade, Montana. Mind you, I am not a farm girl. When you grow up in Indiana everyone concludes that you must’ve grown up surrounded by Kubota tractors and pigs. Sorry to disappoint, but growing up in Indianapolis kept me a city girl!
But, I wanted our family to experience staying on a working farm during our US travels as I think it’s such a beautiful part of our countries culture. With the unbelievable internet at my fingertips, I found what looked like the perfect farm for us. Lavonne’s Serenity Sheep Farm was exactly what I had hoped for and more.
Also, one of our best friends is a farmer and is always talking about how important it is to introduce your children to the rural way of life so I wanted to show her that we could give it our best shot. Just the other day she was telling us about how she has purchased a new tractor after finding kubota tractors for sale online. With this in mind, and with my newfound farming skills in tow, I am already thinking that next time we go to visit her I might be able to take a ride on her tractor!
This was our first time boondocking ( def: To camp in a dry brushy location; To stay in a recreational vehicle in a remote location, without connections to water, power, or sewer services.) We are able to go a couple of days without hooking up and relying on our generator. I don’t understand the process at all, but I just know we did it with no problem. We can proudly say that our big rig was the first of it’s kind to stay on the property! LaVonne, her husband Chris and her father-in-law were amazingly accommodating and made us feel very relaxed and welcome.
The cool surprise for us was the amazing outdoor shower and fun outhouse right in front of our RV that we could use. Animals were always just wandering around us at all times.
The kids just loved the friendly goats on the property! They were able to pet them anytime they wanted as well as milk one both mornings we were there!
The kids couldn’t keep themselves away from Lavonne’s backyard where all of the poultry animals live! They helped collect eggs and chased the chicken around for hours!
After the morning farm chores, Lavonne sat down with the kids and taught them a needle felting project. They all made adorable little owls from the sheeps wool, all under the beautiful shade trees in her backyard.
The turkeys kept a close eye on Morgan’s work!
The finished project!
More and more animal fun…
The kids also loved riding bikes just up the street to jump off the bridge into the East Gallatin River!
We had to drag the kids out of here and they are already asking if we can stay on another farm or definitely come back here one day! We all highly recommend visiting Serenity Sheep Farm if you are looking for a relaxed, really affordable authentic farm experience. LaVonne has these two adorable wagons on the property that you can stay in or set up your own tent stay! I’m even thinking of coming back here with just a girlfriend to relax and visit the nearby town of Bozeman. We feel so blessed to have been surrounded by such beauty, even for only a couple of days!