|Farm view from the bay|
|Bay view from the farm|
meet your farmer! Now, I know, not everyone enjoys visiting a working farm, cause there are a few ick factors involved...poo for instance (flip flops not encouraged))). But if you really want to experience where your food comes from or in this instance, view show quality birds with names like Columbian, Barred, Patridge and White Rocks; Black Breasted, White and Silver Phoenix; Silver Spangled Hamburgs; Buff Brahma Bantams; Khaki Campbells and Rouen, East Indies and Pekin Ducks... then Circle Pond Farm was the place to be today!
|A Beautiful Silver Laced Wyandotte in foreground|
|Geese waltzed around acting like they owned the place|
|The Emus were everyone's favorite|
The intent of the Open Farm, and "meet your farmer" initiative, is certainly to introduce and make his or her acquaintance but what stood out for me, were the children. They were everywhere, encouraged by their parents, engaged by the animals, delighting in the whole experience. Games were played, hot dogs and burgers served, history lessons on various heritage poultry craftily taught, and a 4 H petting zoo was certainly a highlight.
So...which breed was Benjamin Franklin's choice as the United States National Bird?......first question on the Chicken Challenge..
And NOW....for the Answer!!!