Thursday, August 14, 2014

GOOD FENCES

This is the first of four posts from a trip to Cox Farms last Saturday.  We enjoyed the Alpacas.  One never came out of his shelter but the other gave us an opportunity for some photos.  You can see those on Saturday.   Because of the wire fence I immediately thought it would a good share today.  


We also came across the sheep next door.


I love how they have put the phonetic spelling on Leicester as in Less-ter.  The same can be said for Worcester as in Wuss-ter and a few others I could mention.  If you are wondering about Worcestershire Sauce, that would be Wuss-ter-sheer Sauce.  That's off topic but it's amazing what crosses my mind when I am doing something else.  


Maybe this one was Smuttynose.  What do you think? 


That smutty nose had an itch and he went inside and found a good spot to scratch it.


The others just kept on eating......


and eating.....


and eating.


Then there were the goats.


They didn't pay us much mind....


They were whispering in the other's ear.


I wonder what they were saying?


Ups, I have been caught staring.  Oh well!


I made my way to other areas of the farm and found half a picket fence and half a potting shed.


This fence surrounded the field where they were growing their produce.


I appreciated the colorful cardboard cutouts of vegetables showing what they were growing.


Being a suburb girl I am always wondering what the crop is when I get out into the countryside.  I recognize the usual; wheat, sunflowers, corn and potatoes, and since I've been in Virginia, even peanuts further south, but that's about it.


Now I can add peppers and eggplant to my list.


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29 comments:

Cloudia said...

Fine looking animals, produce fields, and yes, FENCES!



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Ginny said...

I love Alpacas! And they are curious, too. They look so funny when they have been shorn. I have never seen a sheep like this one, and such strange names!! Kissing goats, how cute! Did you notice they have rectangular pupils? It makes them see very well. I WANT that little house!! My granddaughter would love it!

Elephant's Child said...

Brilliant. Love the goats in particular.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, I love all the animals. The alpacas and goats are so cute. I like their names too. Great fence shots. Enjoy your day!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Looks like a fun, stress-free, kind of place. Liked the shed!

Valerie said...

Love the imaginative names. Smuttynose is great, although it does lead the mind to invent variations... grins. I love to watch sheep but have never seen an Alpaca. I know.... I haven't lived!

Sandra said...

this is a super post. i learned so much, it is beautiful, i smiled all the way through the photos of the critters and really smiled at the half fence and half shed... goats and sheep oh my.. loved them

Lois Evensen said...

What a cool post! I see so many sweaters on the hoof!

Linda Kay said...

What a difference the signs can make. I had not idea how to pronounce the name of the animals, and those goats are sooooo cute. Love them.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Great place for kids. I can see some adults enjoy it too.

Always interests me the way the Americans. And Brits spell things. I suppose you know the Founders went out of their way to change the spelling of words to "American." When I grew up in the old South, we used the British spellings in school. Thumbing our collective nose at the North, I suppose.

TexWisGirl said...

the signs are very helpful! as is the phonetic help! :)thanks for linking these cute shots!

George said...

You got a good variety of fences (and critters) for this post. It looks as if you had a very enjoyable day at the farm.

Karen S. said...

This wonderful, I'm looking forward to the next ones as well! They are adorable, and it's like we can be right there too!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots!

The goats must have been plotting world domination.

Felicia said...

a wonderful place to wander around in. great images. smuttynose is too cute.

Karen said...

Neat fences, cute critters, and I love the way they mark their crops!

ellen b said...

Lots of great animal shots with those purposeful fences!!

Debby Ray said...

These are some wonderful pics, Denise! I ahve a neighbor who raises alpacas and I have been stalking their property whenever I drive by to catch a glimpse when they are out close to the road. The I just love the goats!! This is a great set of fence photos!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Goats are some of my favorite farm critters...LOVE their eyes.

My Good Fences

Susan (ABON) said...

Love the one with the whispering goats ;) Cute photos, and animals!

Marie said...

Loved the potting shed's picket fence! What an amazing farm!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was fun. The fences are great and all the animals but the whispering goat pictures are my favorites. Glad to know I've been pronouncing the sauce right (my mama taught me correctly; wonder how she knew?) ....

Linda said...

What cute goats!

doodles n daydreams said...

Great shots and I just love the goats with their whispering and plotting.

Diana

Linda@arichtapestry said...

Plenty to see at Cox Farms. I like the idea of using produce-shaped boards in the fields to show what's growing there. Love the sheep - Hoppy is an intriguing name.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like that they tell you what the crops are. I have never seen peanuts growing! I bet that would be fun to see. I'm very fond of goats.

Rose said...

I have really enjoyed your visit to the farm!

Kay said...

These animal photos are so adorable. Smuttynose? The names are certainly interesting.

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

Places like this are so sun to be in.