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October 21, 2012

Autumn on the farm - Woodbine, MD

Spending a long weekend with my daughter and her husband, my two grandkiddies, and a multitude of various animals - alpacas, chickens of all sorts of different breeds, turkeys, peacocks, goats, two cats and two kittens, 4 dogs, and a beautiful pheasant and his two female companions (poor things are very drab).

And my other daughter and her partner came up and spent the night and today my son came up and has spent the day with us.  We had a beautiful long trek in the woods which I was really in the mood for and now I'll just post the few pictures I've taken while a rowdy ping pong championship is going on downstairs..

Oh, and last night we had a raclette party for dinner (which I've mentioned way back in previous posts) and today for lunch we had a "make your own" panini fest so it's been good, tasty eating too! :)

Here are the pics:

 The newest alpaca - she's around 3 months old now.

 They're strangely attractive, I think.

 Three lovely ladies...
 Their hilariously cute new puppy who is about as big as a minute and looks like an animated stuffed toy.

Walking down to the mailbox...
A really pretty chicken...

...and a really gorgeous pheasant who just would not stand still for more than 1 second - he was very disturbed about something.

I didn't take my camera with me on our woodland walk today so I asked my son to take these with his I-phone - just some mushrooms (or should I say toadstools?) but I like how they were in clusters:

And last, but quite impressive - a very large bug that I've never seen before who seems to be a relative of an armadillo or something - he's sporting quite a defensive armor on his back!

A nice, nice weekend...


Christopher said...

Glad you suggested the woods walk... was neat to get down there and enjoy the pretty day!

Chinch said...

What a gorgeous weekend to be there and how great that J,M&C were all able to come over for a visit. I'm happy to have Heather living out my dream although my dream never advanced quite far enough to include peacocks -- I'm adding that for my next life. Can't remember when you're going home but hope that good weather continues for your stay. xoxo

January said...

It was a really nice weekend!! SO.MUCH.CHEESE.

elly in amsterdam said...

Great pics, thank you for sharing !

FabShabbyRoses said...

Looks like an absolutely gorgeous place to spend the weekend....and with family too....wonderful!

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