Monday, October 22, 2007

pumpkin farm

It was a beautiful day.





I love how pumpkin farms use old wagons.


Do you see the pony running in the background?


C wanted me to take this photo of her peeking through the tree.


K and my Mom.


I think my hubby is a good looking man. ;) He is a loving father too.


Both the girls were slightly off this weekend. They had congestion and slight fevers. As you can tell K was tired and needed a snuggle with Dad while we waited for the hay wagon so that we could take a hay ride.



This donkey was very funny. He and his companion were grazing about thirty yards away from me. I knelt down to take a photo of them. As soon as this fellow saw me, he started trotting towards me. I stayed where I was to see what would happened. He slowed down as he neared me and walked up next to me so his shoulder was next to my shoulder and stood there. I maintained my position to see what he would do next.

He waited for a few moments and then impatiently moved closer to me with a bit of a shove. He knew how the game was to be played and now I was supposed to scratch him. I laughingly obliged. Who can resist such a cut persistent critter?


This goat was very funny - I was having problems focusing and so I took three shots of him. I noticed that while I was focusing he would stop chewing his cud and as soon as the shutter clicked he would resume chewing.

I wonder if he was anticipating a flash? The barn the goats were in most of the time is quite dark. I saw many people photographing them and most people let the flash go off. I don't use a flash so at least I didn't dazzle him.


I took photos of this old horse last year. He looked a lot better last year than he did this year. You can see pictures of him from last year's pumpkin farm visit. He is blind in the eye you see here. I watched him walk right into a wall on that side. :(

He is also starting to lose his hair around his eyes and muzzle. I thought it was interesting that the loss of hair revealed what looks like painted on lips. :)

6 comments:

  1. What a fun looking pumpkin farm. I just love all the different shapes and colors of pumpkins.

    That horse looks so friendly.

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  2. You sure got some great pictures of your family and everything around you!!

    Thanks for all of your nice comments!!!

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  3. Oh, how beautiful!

    My brother-in-law grew pumpkins for my grandchildren.

    I wish I had thought to take a picture of them. One is shaped like Bert and one like Ernie. My grandson noticed this right away.

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  4. what a great day you had on the pumpkin farm... you have such a wonderful collection of great shots...
    do you keep all your pictures organized in a book by subject?
    you have such great shots... they would look great along the wall of a hallway!!!
    especially your sunsets!!

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  5. I love seeing all the American postings of pumkin farms. We don't really 'do' pumpkins over here except for Halloween. I must try a recipe one day just to see.

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