I'm not sure if you know this about me, but I grew up on about 40 acres and we had cows & horses. My Dad had chickens. I come from a line of people who know stuff about farming & gardens - both of my grandfathers were farmers. As much as I love living in the city, I really do miss fresh veggies & having some domestic animals around that aren't cats or yard bunnies. (although this guy was in my yard this morning & he wasn't scared of me at all).
Bonus points that he is really cute & my cats were in the yard & never even noticed him. Apparently they are also city animals.
I honestly can't remember when I first met Cindy, but she was perhaps one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She lives out 30 minutes or so from me & she has a fiber farm in Parker, TX. My favorite Christmas present from Patrick this past year was a share in Cindy's farm, Jacob's Reward Farm. Here is a little info about the CSA program. Since December I have been wanting to go out & visit Cindy & the animals & meet the new sheep & alpacas that I hadn't seen yet. Cindy has a spin in type day once a month. People pile in her little red barn & spin, or for non-spinners like myself, knit. We went a few weekends ago - her recap is way better than mine. And I made the video AND blog photos.
Did I mention that I got a new camera? And I've been playing with all of the settings? How does that tie in to the farm talk? Because I took some pictures & had my camera set to "night" because I was busy taking pictures at the Grease Sing-A-Long a few weeks ago. The first 3/4 of my pictures at the farm look like they were taken in a dream state. Interesting though. I never claimed to be a great photographer!
The Little Red Barn (in dream state)
Alpacas! (in dream state)
Chicken (in a dream state)
Gizmo! (in a dream state)
Patrick & Kenny trying to pet Gizmo (in a dream state)
Jethro (who we named, poor Cindy) & other Jacob Sheep
Alpacas! And I finally figured out that I was on the wrong setting. See, it was a really gorgeous (and hot) day.
Gizmo - after petting. I think he is saying "back off right now, seriously"
The other sheep
I want to go back right now & often! It's a really fun place to visit.