Yes, I promised you pictures of Harvest Jubilee. Here are a few quick ones:
The mama donkey is probably not more that 30 inches tall, which makes the foal very tiny. There’s nothing cuter than a fuzzy face with big eyes and little tiny hooves. This little guy was all tuckered out after the festivities of the day. So was his mom. I was actually kneeling down when I took this shot. That tells you how small these little equines are.
I resisted the urge to take one home. I must remember, and properly recite, the horseowner’s mantra: I do not need another horse…I do not need another horse…
Alpacas come in so many beautiful colors. There were weavers and spinners on site, demonstrating how fleece becomes clothing. There was one baby alpaca who had found a small gravel area and was rolling around, having a good scritch. It was quite the giggle-fest.
This farm is actually for sale as the owner is consolidating herds with another producer and they want to be closer together. They have a beautiful barn (yes, I was having barn-envy) and the place is fully fenced. It was lovely.
There was a great showing of groups, vendors, handicrafts, and food at the Country Store. In addition, there were musicians playing and a fabulous assortment of horses, cows, and goats, which were brought in by their owners. Since the weather was great that day, the turnout was fairly huge. It’s always good to see people visiting the farms.