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Monday, September 03, 2007

The Last Hurrah of Summer - Animals

The best part of the fair for me is the astonishing range of farm animals!


From the tiny - ridiculous, banty chickens,




To the incredibly adorable baby pygmy goats.


To the hairy - angora goats here of all colors,


And cows of every size, shape, color and variety.


To the *enormous*! The draft horse show at the end of the day was gorgeous and impressive. They are such massive animals - yet beautiful and graceful pulling carts and wagons. The Clydesdales, with their hairy fetlocks, are always my first choice.

5 comments:

weirdbunny said...

Oh we call those horses shire horses ?

Soozcat said...

Oh, that fuzzy cow! So sweet!

tlc illustration said...

Julia - there are shire horses as well - and they have even MORE feathers on their fetlocks. They are wonderful. I didn't see any of them this year at the fair though...

cinderelly said...

ha, ha! i want a hairy chicken! and those little goats are cute too!

Bronwyn, said...

What an adorable cow! :-)

All of these photos remind me of our annual "pastoral & agricultural Show", here in Queensland, Australia.