This week we are down on the farm in Vancouver. Welcome to week 289 (8/4/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday. I’ve arrived home in Halifax, and thoroughly enjoying my time with my Dad. However, he is not connected at all, so that means that my Internet time is severely limited. I have managed to get a cheap sim card for messaging, and 1G of data for emergencies (and you know how long that will last). Thankfully, my favourite cafe is still in business, and they have excellent wifi. If I don’t get around to everyone, don’t despair. I definitely will, but it may take a bit of time. Okay, here we are, down on the farm in photos.
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My friends moved to what I guess you could call the fringe of Vancouver, last year, Maple Ridge. Although, still not far from anything, it’s definitely more rural than many parts of Vancouver. Until I arrived, I hadn’t realized that their new rural home included a farmyard complete with chickens, rabbits, lamas (THREE), and the newest arrivals being two sheep.
Vancouver: Maple Ridge
Following the food is Phoebe the goat, and she is a real love bug. Anytime she sees a human she comes running, hoping for a rub OR some food.
The sheep follow the lamas everywhere. This is Cookie (I think), and she is supposed to be with child, and the young’in could “pop-out” any time now. (It turned out Cookie was never pregnant, so no baby llamas ever joined the fold)
The chickens and roosters grab a piece of food, and run!
This was the best shot I got of the three lamas and the sheep together. Phoebe was not in sight. The sheep are Bubblegum and Sprinkles. The white lama is Madonna, the small brown one is Coco, and Cookie is ready to have a baby (white and dark brown).
Madonna and Cookie doing nice poses for me. They really do love the camera.
Bubblegum and Sprinkles are never far away from the lamas.
We have a stunning view of the mountains when the air is clear.
There is a dyke just to the right of the property, which is a recreational area. I managed to catch a bit of the sunset with my iPhone. (The big camera’s battery had died).
The eggs from the chickens taste fantastic, and the chickens produce enough eggs for family consumption, and some to sell. Two pigs were raised and slaughtered last spring. I was lucky enough to feast on some of the fantastic bacon and pork chops! The sheep will be bred and their ewes sold.
I hope you enjoyed being down on the farm in Vancouver. I loved my time there! Have you ever stayed on a farm (big or small)? Let us know in the comments.
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