Thursday, May 8, 2014

SKYWATCH FRIDAY

Another post from  Frying Pan Farm Park.  The link that tells you more about it can be found here. The last time we visited was about five years ago.  It is a great place to take children because of all the farm animals.









I have always been curious as to how Frying Pan Park got its name and on doing a little surfing I found that there isn't really a definite answer.  However, at this link I found the following information.

"....a group of people were camped by the water and in their haste to leave the next morning, they left their frying pans behind.  Depending on when the story is told, the 'group of people' were American soldiers from the War of 1812, copper miners from 1728 or Indians even before that."

or

"The second story is that the shape of the run emptying into a round pool suggested the name." 



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29 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome sky and clouds shot and love the light coming through ~ sweet animal and love the tractor ~ Great for SWF ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just caught up on all three of your posts from this lovely Farm. What a super place to visit -- yes, you are right kids would love it, but so would this great-grandmother! Loved the blue skies, the beautiful fences and all of the animals.. especially the pigs. And the crazy-looking dog! And of course I was hooked right away because of the intriguing name. What a fun place.

TexWisGirl said...

it's a really neat place. i love the 3rd shot!

eileeninmd said...

Denise, what a fun visit to this farm.. The sky shots are beautiful, I love the puffy white clouds. And the goat is a cutie! Thanks for sharing, have a great evening!

Debbie said...

sounds and looks like such a fun place!!

Willow said...

Great sky shot and I love the tractor AND the goat lol

Lady Lilith said...

Wow. Neat sky.

Linda said...

Denise, these are absolutely stunning!!! You have made my day, thank you so much for sharing.

lina@womens perspectives said...

Interesting stories behind the farm's name, Denise.
Wonderful sky shots, cute critters.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Incredible sky shots!!

William Kendall said...

Denise those are breathtaking skies!

Karen said...

That's an interesting story, wonderful sky pics.

Cloudia said...

What a fine eye you display!



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral

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John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I love wandering around these 'farms' even though they're really for children. In England, at least, they also do a lot of work with preserving rare breeds.

Indrani said...

Gorgeous skies. I like the deep blue.
Happy weekend to you!

Mimsie said...

Some delightful clouds leading into a wonderful farm.
Don't you just love it when you get a series of reasons as to why a place was named and all of them quite realistic too. Thanks for all the information and Happy Mother's Day.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots of the sky. I'd like that place. Uh,no, I would love that place.

Tanya Breese said...

i like the story that they left their frying pans :) have a great weekend!!

Jane and Chris said...

I'm going with the first explanation of the name..much more romantic!
Jane x

Dianne said...

I didn't know Indians had frying pans. Miners panning for gold makes sense, and so does the pool of water shaped like a pan.

Em Parkinson said...

Lovely skies and what a great place. So much space.

SeagullSuzie said...

We have some good farms near here to visit, but they are still on my to do list.

Brian King said...

Beautiful sky shots!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Those are both neat stories!! loving the goat!!

Gail Dixon said...

Enjoyed those sky shots so much, Denise! Thank you for the name explanation, too. We have a road around here called Hoo Shoo Too and there are also several stories floating around on how it got its name.

Rose said...

Those are some beautiful sky shots...

pattisjarrett said...

Love the tractor shot.

marilyn said...

Fabulous sky photos and of course I love tractors and barns too

Adam said...

I never get to see the big John Deere tractors often, in the city most just have the ones for home lawns.