I'm so excited to tell you all about my grandma's photos. The highlight of my trip to Pennsylvania was visiting my Uncle George's diary farm. There are just so few, small farms anymore. This was beyond exciting for me since I haven't visited him in several years.... caution: photo heavy post!
He's such a character and hilarious. Obviously a very unique, special, wonderful person. At my grandma's funeral, two years ago, he walked up to me and said, "do you know who I am!?" Um, yes, there is no one like you Uncle George. This visit I asked him if he remembered me. He took my face in both his hands and said, "of course I do honey." Isn't that so sweet?
The most exciting part of the visit was watching a baby calf come into this world (warning: slightly graphic photos ahead.) It was the most incredible thing I've ever seen in my life. I could not believe how the contractions moved her entire body and how fast the entire process was. It was a great birth and mama cow smartly eat all the amniotic fluid and placenta. Baby calf is perfectly cute and darling.
My Uncle was convinced that the entire process didn't hurt the cow. Um, not so sure about that! It looked painful to me! And let's face it, it's not that different from the human birth process, right?
On to more pleasant subjects...After the birth we headed back up past the pasture to the farm. I donned a pair of my cousin Jill's boots which fit perfectly and my Uncle's Carhartt jacket, all while keeping on my hudson's ya know :)
First up, visiting our cow friends in the barn. I ended up feeding this darling baby who was born a week prior. I had no idea what I was doing and the entire process was so fun. Those little cows are strong!
My Uncle has a few Arabian ponies. Here he is petting snowball :) We didn't have time for a ride, but maybe next time. As I'm stepping into their area I ask him, "will I get shocked by this fence?" And he smiled and said, "not if you touch it!" Wonderful, thank you for that helpful insight! Luckily no one was electrocuted! Next up, the hen house to collect eggs. I had a moment for myself... I dream of chickens someday. Of course these eggs were brown and beautiful. How can I get this in my everyday life?!
Take a look at these... don't you want to bake or eat an omelet right now? I could just die, fresh eggs at your fingertips! I cannot wait until I can have pet chickens someday, how awesome they must be.
I love hens, look at her coloring! I could just die. As you know I am obsessed with chickens and this was almost too much. Such great times at the farm. I hope I get to visit again and for a bit longer next time (we were so busy sorting photos!)