Animals at Farm and Fair

In honor of my daughter who will run an animal shelter in twenty years according to her camp newsletter

Sleepy Cat at Howell Living History Farm in New Jersey
Sleepy Cat at Howell Living History Farm in New Jersey

And when the cat awoke, three little girls played with her.

They also played with this dog. The dressed-up-in-old-fashioned-clothes women at the farm taught the girls how to throw a corn cob so the dog would go catch it. The dog quickly and happily did so. Then the dog followed the girls around, eager for another game of “catch the corn cob.”

This rooster photo goes nicely with the photos of the hens on this post about the farm.

Even the geese at the farm show off for the visitors.

One of the best parts of the Middlesex County Fair back in early August is the animals. There was a Vietnamese Pot Belly (looked like a little ugly pig), but I didn’t get a photo.

It’s fun to watch the chicks at the fair hatch from the little eggs.

This week we are headed down to Cape May, the southernmost part of New Jersey. Should be lots of photo opportunities.

For more Summer Stock Sunday photos, visit Robin’s Around the Island.

20 thoughts on “Animals at Farm and Fair

  • how cool that she loves animals and wants to run a shelter

    great photos

    enjoy Cape May
    toot the horn as you pass Exit 117, I’ll know it’s you πŸ™‚

    • You live near my in-laws! We travel through your area a lot.

      Not sure if she knows what an animal shelter is, that was just her counselor’s prediction. πŸ˜‰

  • Working at an animal shelter is a good goal for your little daughter at camp. Cape May is wonderful so enjoy your trip down there and I hope you post photos of that trip. I use to live in Jersey and went to Cape May often and really miss those lovely old homes.

    • Textures…wow, I didn’t even notice that, but now that you mention it, I see straw, gravel, run-down farm wood, touchable wings, softness of a goat and the metallic of a grate.

  • These are great shots. I never thought of throwing corn cobs for our dog; but then she doesn’t seem to know what fetching is-she will chase things, but not pick them up!

    I like the cat and the rooster best!

  • Such colorful eggs in that last photo! How pretty.

    What a treat for children to experience a taste of this kind of living so close to the land. It’s something I can remember being around a little bit as a kid (a very long time ago!) but it seems to be lost to us least where I live in the huge metropolis sprawl surrounding Los Angeles.

  • The animals all look so chilled out – especially the cat and dog! I wish your daughter well with her animal loving future πŸ˜€

  • It is OK with me as long as somebody else take care of the poor things – I am a cat person and was very exiting to see the kitty picture – my husband just said – remember – cat food, cat litter, shedding… he just killed all the excitement… may be one day if we get a house…
    Your daughter looks drawn into it – the animals around her!
    I still think those roosters on a post few weeks ago looked unforgettable!

  • here where we’re surrounded by a veritable “animal house”.. so awesome that your daughter is obviously so sensitive to G-d’s creatures

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