We spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon at a working/ educational farm that is set up perfectly for littles to enjoy. It's only twenty minutes away and we got a membership because it's was too much fun to not visit again and again all summer long. I grew up in the country and I have a lot of conflicted feelings about raising Little Smith (pretty much) in the city. We're super lucky that Boston is a city that's surrounded by so much natural beauty; water, mountains, woods, and farms. We actually aren't quite in the city so we do have access to a lot of open space, like our community garden, and we have cars and plenty of parking so it's easy for us to escape (though Big Smith does take public transport or bike to work, go green!).
My hope is that just as I was raised in the country with a healthy dose of culture like museums and theater, we can raise Little Smith in more of the city with lots of the great outdoors. Either that or move any day now... I haven't quite decided!