The previous time we were here in P.E., dad took us to this animal farm…
I took lots of cool pics and FINALLY managed to upload it!
There were so many animals…I was shocked that they even had so many different animals on one (relatively) small farm.
My favorite was the Alpaca, or Llama, as the South Africans would call it.
The main reason I liked him, was 1) his hairdo. 2) his soft coat, which is called fiber and not wool!
Some of these facts are quite interesting and new to some of us (like moi).
While we’re strolling down the pathway, observing the animals in the pens next to the path, we also feed the “birds of all feathers” as they trail behind us for mielies!
There was a beautiful rooster among them that I loved! He wasn’t even frightened when I tried to scare him away…
Far to the back of the farm, hidden from plain sight by a broken-down shack and over-grown bushes, stood this cow. It had a gigantic bell around its neck that make a heck of a noise!
Here, BJ is running past the broken-down shack…it looked like a miniature version of a cow/horse shed.
The Emu was the only animals that we weren’t allowed to feed.
Some interesting facts about Emu’s.
Some of the chickens roamed free and followed us for food…Since I had neon orange sandals on, I was afraid they’d start pecking its BEAUTIFUL NEON ORANGE-NESS! 😉
See the chicks in the background?
Well, I may be exaggerating just a bit…they were very friendly.
There were enough goats to go ’round!
This one goat even followed us to the other side of the farm!
Getting Little Joe used to the baby goat (duh, I KNOW it’s called a kid!) was no effort!
…and Eldane’ was absolutely spell-bound by it!
These next goats are called “Angora Goats.” They have, as you will see, curly wool and sometimes, at festivals where I’ve been, they dye their wool blue or green for show!
Goats feeding on a branch.
Michah’s horsey wish came true (semi-true).
Like most of the animals, the ostriches had a prescription as to what they were supposed to be fed!