Two things that Ayden has always loved, and that are usually our saving graces when he's having an off day are water and the great outdoors! I think farm living is going to suit him well. He also is fascinated and obsessed with animals and so far we have a dog, 2 cats, horses, cows and plenty of wild birds for Ayden to observe. He added moo to his collection of animal sounds just today and makes his sound for the horses as a request to visit them the second he gets outside.
Polly is totally back in her element. She was a farm cat when she lived with me here before but she got withdrawn and lonely when I left so we all thought she'd be happiest wherever I was. She did okay as an indoor cat but you can just see when you look at her how happy she is roaming the fields and hunting for mice. The fact that she has both us and the great outdoors here with her have definitely rejuvenated our old girl. My mom is enjoying Polly's snuggles as well since their cat, Millie, is not a snuggler.
Do you compost? We actually had really good luck doing it in the neighborhood. You can use it for growing flowers, food or any other kind of plant.