Saturday, August 30, 2008
So the sheep says to me...
This sheep was really intent on getting close to Sonja. I can't help but think that it looks like they are having a very serious conversation. I'm trying to include more technical information on my photos, so that's what all the gibberish under the pictures is. and if you've been reading the photography posts, maybe it will even make some sense.
These are a few more pictures left over from the fair that I quite liked but never got around to blogging. Usually I really like to wander the animal barns taking ridiculous numbers of pictures I will never do anything with and making a mental list of all the animals I want to have when I grow up. (My farm will be very Noah's Ark-esque, I fear.) But this time, I ran out of daylight, and so missed most of the large animal barns.
We did, however, get to wander through the rabbit and poultry buildings. I have to say, the smell of chickens is a very distinct aroma, and one that is tied to strong childhood memories for me. Assuming that we do eventually end up with some property in the country, I would definitely like to have a few around. I am especially fond of the shiny black ones and the barred rocks, which have black and white stripes.
There was also a pretty sweet petting zoo, in which you could buy a cup of carrot slices for like two dollars and then feed all manner of ungulates while trying not to lose a finger. My particular favorites are the camels and the goats with droopy ears. And of course the alpacas, which we'd also like to have someday. (An idea that has been met with much laughter from my family for some reason...)