Friday, October 17, 2008

A Day on the Farm - Part 2

I never knew I would enjoy being on a farm as much as I did. There was so much going on around us. So many animals, so many people working, and so many beautiful things to look at.

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These homing pigeons were the coolest things. I guess I never thought much about them before visiting the farm. They had close to 75 of them and told us that they would release them at weddings and funerals. As long as they were in a 60 mile radius of the farm, once the pigeons were released, they would just fly back home. How cool is that? Also, it was really neat to see them, a dozen at a time, flying from the coop and just circling the farm way high up in the sky. So free as birds are, yet content to be confined. It was really strange.

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Here's Ella and her new found friend (which she later told me she named her Sweetie Pie) looking at the sheep.

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The hay maze had a slide at the end of it, and when all the kids got to the end, it was a battle of the strongest to get up and go down the slide first. Notice her hand on the little boy behind him....She would get up top and keep looking at me as if to say, "Its my turn now, right Mommy?" I would have to take my eye out of the camera and say, "Go ahead Ella, it is your turn now."

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There were cats EVERYWHERE you looked. They were a big hit for the kids as they were waiting to get on the hayride.

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6 comments:

MGF October 18, 2008 at 7:46 AM  

Looks like a perfect day for a visit to a farm. Your photos at the farm are wonderful.
The colors are so vibrant.

Christina October 18, 2008 at 5:57 PM  

I have never really been a country girl, but this has me itching to find a farm to go visit! I love the beauty you found there.

And Ella's hand out to reserve her spot at the top of the slide? Hilarious.

that first shot is gorgeous, too!

Jaimee October 19, 2008 at 11:49 PM  

I LOVE that first shot! Great conversion on it and such an interesting perspective!

Stacy October 20, 2008 at 8:33 AM  

That definitely looks like a whole lot of fun - for the little girl and the photographing mommy! Love all of these shots. :)

Killlashandra October 20, 2008 at 11:19 AM  

Wonderful pictures! There is so much to photograph at a farm I totally agree. I love that shot with the cat on the tractor wheel. Those half closed eyes, the look just says this spot is mine. Move tractor at your own risk. ;)

Ella's too cute, she's all smiles. :)

Maya October 22, 2008 at 1:34 PM  

I love all the mud or dirt all over her jacket in the last one. That proves it was a good day at the farm!

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