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Farm Visit

September 26, 2010

We visited Sunflower Farm last weekend.  It’s a beautiful 20 acre farm on the south side of Longmont. 

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And of course, it is full of animals.  Here is a Guinea Hen – weird looking but kind of cute.  People keep these for bug control, and also for their small eggs.  They will walk through your garden and pick out only the tasty bugs to eat, leaving your plants alone!  That sounds nice, actually, after dealing with our chickens who were always lurking around waiting for an opportunity to break into the garden and denude my plants!

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The bad thing about Guinea fowl is that they can be very loud, and have a reputation for being really stupid.  By stupid, I think people mean that it can be hard to get them to sleep where you want them to sleep, lay eggs where you want them to lay eggs, stuff like that.  Oh, and apparently they also love to look at themselves in mirrors.  So anyways, enough about Guinea fowl.

Sunflower Farm had lots of chickens – the cute little banty size, as well as regular

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We took a break to hang out in a hammock under a big shade tree.  So fun!

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We enjoyed the blue skies and beautiful scenery.

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Then we got back to the animals.  Here’s one of the goat pens.  You could feed them corn.

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We tried to get Isaac interested…

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He was more interested in climbing on the fence and leaning waaaay over.  He barely noticed the goat!

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This looks like a nice place to sit!

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But Isaac had other ideas.  Such as attempting to crawl under this fence into the horse paddock.  Look how he is hunkering down, in preparation for scooting under the gate.

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He was very upset when Jamie stopped him!

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We walked along a path that followed the edge of a sunflower rimmed alfalfa field…

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…making many stops along the way to feel the sunflowers.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrea permalink
    September 26, 2010 1:48 pm

    I like the one of you and Isaac in the hammock and the last one of Jamie and Isaac 🙂

  2. September 27, 2010 5:13 am

    Sunflower Farm, very peaceful. The actual name is “Sun-Follower”, remember?
    Peace & Love

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