Lately E and I have been making an effort, on weekends M is away with Scouts, to go do something enjoyable together rather than fritter away the time with chores and errands. I enjoy history and taking photos, while E enjoys anything to do with animals. So our two most recent outings were to Old Sturbridge Village and to the Heifer Project’s Overlook Farm. (Yes, it’s the same Heifer Project organization that wants your Sunday School class to buy a pig and flock of chickens for impoverished people.)
Despite the fact both these places are typically visited by families with kids or school groups, we had a marvelous time visiting them both at an adult-without-kids pace. In other words, we got to read entire placards, pet the goats, and play around with camera angles.
From Overlook Farm:
Every goat likes a good head rub.
“Hey, what about me?!”
“I’m not a sheep. Really I’m not. Oh, this is so embarrassing.”
From Old Sturbridge Village:
A corn crib up on rock stilts.
A tree with a hollow channel going all the way through. That’s E’s hand sticking in from the side at the bottom.
The female fish are put in the far field, and the male fish are put in the near field, so they don’t mate at the wrong time of year. Really.
If you lived outside a snack bar, you’d subsist on pilfered French fries too.