Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Shoot Out- Domestic Animals

This weeks topic has been chosen by Sandy, and it just so happens that a funny thing happened on the way to complete my assignment this week...

My friend Lisa and I have been friend hopping while in Texas, and it has been raining for a week. Well...she let the dogs out in the morning, and I let them out in the afternoon, but we both forgot to make sure they had come back in before we left for our friends sisters house...

















You can see here how Maxie the male silky terrier decided to make the most out of the weathered yard...


















Lisa's daughters pet goat decided to model for us during a 'Aged & Weathered' photo shoot while on their farm in Virginia last week...

...but back in Jersey...hubby and I had made a visit to a local farm, Cherry Grove Farm which provides fresh grass feed meats, and cheese to our community. On my way into the creamery some cute cats darted out from under a bench...





















Then I strolled into the creamery to look around, and hence the milking had begun...





















I did feel like maybe I should have given them a little privacy...rather than snapping away...




















...but I found it interesting to watch them get hooked up, and see the milk flow into the cheese making room.



















Now I found hubby gazing at the goats, and saying that he was seriously considering my desire to raise goats and make my own goat cheese...hmmm, now Lisa is considering my idea to haul a few back from Texas and raising them on her farm.


















Thanks for joining me for my journey through this assignment, but I cannot leave out a pic of some domestic animals that I have been having great fun with!

Lisa's daughters are nine, and sixteen...two beautiful girls that have made me wish I had a few more at home myself...(I know I have lost my mind right?)



















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17 comments:

Kerry said...

What a beautiful bright clean dairy farm. I was raised in Wisconsin, and I miss that! About those goats you're thinking of, have you heard the Persian saying "If you don't have any problems, get a goat!"

~JarieLyn~ said...

The photo of Maxie is classic. He looks like he was out having the time of his life. He almost looks homeless. It's hilarious. I love it.

We have a friend who raises and shows goats. It is her passion. I don't know anything about it except that it's a lot of work and a lot of traveling.

gigi said...

No you haven't lost your mind at all :)
Truely nice photo's but I had laugh at the muddy doggie.

Just Breathe said...

I just love the picture of Maxie.
That is so cute! He looks so sad.

Pauline said...

That Maxie shot is so cute!! Goats are beautiful creatures, can be so funny and adorable but.....oh boy, can they be a pain in the butt as well!! In my case a pain in the knee! :)

Doreen said...

Maxie does not look very happy! all great photos. have an awesome weekend!!

Simply Heather said...

I like the one of your little black pooch, looks like it had some fun outside :)

GingerV said...

Having teenagers at home seems like a very good idea FOR SOMEONE else to it..
I love goats cheese but don't think I would want to make it myself, great entry, have a nice weekend.

Linda said...

The girls look so beautiful and happy. The trip around the dairy farm was wonderful. The cats and the little goats were so sweet. Thank you for the tour.

Patty said...

What cute dogs. The second one looks like he got caught in the rain 'and' stealing the roast off the table.

Nice cow shot. They are all great. Love the kitties, of course.

Oh, you might as well put me back on the list. I have not missed a shoot out yet. I figure if I got through the summer I can make it from here on. Now watch me miss a week.

Have a great weekend. Give a yell so we can get together when you pass by.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

You Rock!
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Carrie said...

The dirty dog is hysterical! We had a goat once...they aren't very smart. But they are funny!

My word verification: unDUCKei!

Rebecca said...

Oh that little dog is hilarious! What a mess he must have made.

A Scattering said...

I'm sorry, it may take me an hour or two to get over that "after" pic of Maxie - TOO funny!

REDLAN said...

Cute puppies they are and the cows we have them here too. Thanks for sharing the domestic animals' photos chefE

Chris said...

I wouldn't own a goat. There are a ton of goat thieves out there, I hear about them all of the time. People always complaining that so and so "got their goat".

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Look at you go girl, you're having so much fun on your trip.

Love all the pictures :)