I keep thinking about us starting a small farm and what I'd want to raise. I think I've settled on idea-- pig farming. Nothing crazy and commercial, just a few pigs raise humanely for our use.
I know my kids get experience with farm life when we visit our friends', Clive and Jerry's, farm. They love learning about the animals and how to take care of them. Pigs are such intelligent and kind creatures, albeit, very messy, but they're actually one of the cleanest animals out there. My 4 year old loves their pig the most.
We could get a few pigs, make a pen outside and build a small barn for inclement weather for them. We could learn about raising pigs together as a family and maybe enter a fair!
My husband and I will need to research the correct way to dispose of the manure that will be present. Maybe we could utilize it for fertilizer for growing some crops, as well.