It wasn’t until we pulled into the parking lot of Marando Farms & Ranch in Davie that we realized it was the old Batten’s Farm. Growing up not too far away, I have a lot of memories, going to Batten’s to get milkshakes & visiting the cow out back (Bessie? I keep hoping the name will come back to me). At just 18 months old, Morgan loved visiting with the animals at the this petting zoo…. I think her favorite was the turtle but she was the goats’ favorite – they constantly followed her around. This kid has zero fear – literally getting face to face with animals 20X her size, not to mention trying to get as close as possible to every single animal there. We skipped the pony rides this time, since she’s a little too young, but we’ll be back!