A Boat Race…On a Farm

Double S Farms

Yes, you heard me right….a boat race on a farm.

For those of you wonderful people who have stuck around, reading this blog for a while, you have heard me talk about Double S Farms quite a few times.

Double S Farms

For those of you who may be newer readers, Double S Farms is the residence of my mother, my sister and her family.  It is actually a mini-farm, or what some call a ‘ranchette’.  Besides two little boys and dogs, there is a vegetable garden, fruit trees (apple, lemon, grapefruit, kumquat, peach and plum) and chickens.

Every Tuesday night, my husband and I load up our family into the minivan and head over to Double S Farms for dinner.  I always look forward to Tuesdays because I don’t have to cook 😉

This past Tuesday, my brother-in-law took my son, Kai and my two nephews out to race boats.

Okay, you may be asking, where can you race boats on a farm?

boat race on a farm.

In the canal, of course!

Double S Farms has an irrigation canal running along behind it.

The boys were so excited to race their boats.

It turns out that they weren’t the only ones excited about watching the race…


The neighbor’s horses came over to see the action.

So did the cattle next door…


Well, I wish that I could say that the race was close, but it wasn’t.

boat race on a farm.

My nephew Finley’s boat lost, while my son’s won.

I must admit that I was kind of routing for Finley’s boat….because my husband made it for him a long time ago.

boat race on a farm.

You know what?

I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening, can you?

Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."
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  1. Malay-Kadazan girl
    Malay-Kadazan girl says:

    This is so nostalgic. I have forgotten that we used to make boat from papers and used crayon to colour the bottom so it won't be wet and play boat race in drain or paddy field water-ways. The children must have heaps of fun.

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