Each area of the farm to visit was marked on a tourist map with a number, and in those areas there was a subtle number marking the spot.
Does anyone know what kind of vegetation this is? I don’t think it’s swiss chard; the stems don’t look as coarse. Update: I have been informed by some of my readers (thank you, EGWow, Carletta and Jim) that these are beets. Jim says they need some fertilizer. I guess the farm folks are paying more attention to the animals than the garden.
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29 thoughts on “Ruby Tuesday at Howell Farm”
All three shots are great but the first one is the best; I just love the red heads among the dark feathers.
Very nice. I don’t think I’ve seen chickens like that before. They are very photogenic.
The sight of chickens running free is beautiful and nostalgic.
Several of our neighbors had hens when I grew up. We used to feed them with dandelions.
The open door to the hen house is underlining my opiniion.
Animals still should have a good life, before fulfilling their mission on earth.
Your RT is up already!! I LOVE the black and white hens, I think we have that breed here in Belgium too!
Those chickens are the greatest!
It sure puts the “Ruby” in Ruby Tuesday!
Cool shot of the hens, Leora. The leaves look like beets to me. Swiss chard and beets are close relatives. 😉
Beets, huh? That would make sense.
I planted some beets seeds, on the oft chance that they will germinate and maybe I’ll get to taste a home grown beet. Supposedly they prefer more alkaline soil.
I simply love the chickens. They are beautiful.
These hens are one of the prettiest sights I’ve seen in a long time. There is such perfect balance of movement and colors in it – just perfect!
These roosters have ruby detailing that looks great with the black and white patterned feathers. The red henhouse is coated with the perfect farm ruby barn red. A not very mechanized farm looking much as it did last century. A natural red collection, appealing in an old-fashioned way
Oh my Leora – I just love those roosters!
The black and white pattern of their feathers with the stark contrast of those red heads makes for a striking combination.
I can see this hanging in a 50’s style kitchen with red vinyl covered chairs and a black and white checked floor.
Pickled beets would be good. 🙂
I have to join the chorus Leora. The chickens are fantastic. I’ve seen them at the country fair but never in a regular barnyard setting. I bet they were making the chattiest noises.
Also, Thank you for visiting my mom’s blog – Nadine from Bulgaria – I fixed the blog for her a week ago – and you are the first person /other then me/ to comment. She does not speak English – so I am relaying the message 🙂
Oh! I will have to put up her blog as a link, so others will visit, too. But what will she do with all the English comments? You will be doing a lot of translating.
yes, the hens are pretty! i like the red door too.
I was going to tell you that the plants are sickly looking beets. They need some more water and fertilizer.
Your chicken shot came out really nice.
Like the 1st pic. The chicken have such an interesting colour combination.
Knowing you’re from Jersey it was interesting to see those country scenes, great shots love foliage but could not tell you what it is sorry Happy RT!
Those roosters are pretty cool. Like the colors.
Wonderful rubies at the Howell Farm! Thanks for sending us your thoughtful well wishes, Leora. It means a lot to me. Have a great week 🙂
Those are interesting chickens esp. the feathers.
What fantastic photos, Leora! I love the chickens, but the second photo is such a wonderful study of texture. They all are, actually in their own way.
Thanks for your appreciation of the second photo. I find it more subtle than the other two.
Now I could go for some fresh eggs. Happy Ruby Tuesday.
Great shots! I love the chickens, the way the red stands out!
Oh wow, the red on those chickens really stands out!
Looks like a nice place to visit. l really like the hen shot, Leora! Very cool.
You found lots of red there for Ruby Tuesday fun.
I wouldn’t have known they were beets. 😉
Those are very fancy looking chickens…
I love these photos m’dear. Sorry I haven’t stopped by your blog in a while. I’ve been a bit busy with a sick husband. But he’s better now, so I’m a tad more relaxed about spending time at the computer. With love from the South Pacific!