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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Farm Girl

Happy June! I have had some fun moments and wanted to share another.  Did you all know I grew up a "city-fied cowgirl?" Yes, I was raised in a semi-rural farm area in So. California. It was where the suburbs and country met in a city! Crazy right?  Many neighbors has farm animals like horses, cows, lambs and chickens.  One of our neighbors has some geese and they where like a burglar alarm. Any time anyone walked near them the would honk very loudly. Honk, honk, honkkkkkkk!

We had the 4-H club in our community, too. For those that don't know, that is a club where you raise farm animals, create crafts or etc that are entered in completions at the County Fairs.  I raise a lamb and boy was he a handful. After months of training him, he did great at the fair and we won a ribbon. What a cool experience this was.

I was around lots of farm animals but horses were my favorite. My family housed a horse for a friend when I was young and later I got a pony.  As a little kid, I remember being so afraid to ride one but over the years, I learned to love it.

So, fast forward a few decades and we saw a horse riding place near one of my favorite malls. For a few years, I have wanted to stop by and recently we finally did. It was like a ghost town and hardly anyone was around.  So we just looked around.

Then last weekend, we stopped by again.  They had a petting zoo and pony rides for the kids and we enjoyed driving through and seeing all the live stock.  One thing I forgot about was the strong smell. LOL! When I got out and walked around, that smell was saying hello to my nose! LOL!

But overall it was fun to go down memory lane there. I am not sure I want to ride at this place but it was fun just being there.

Here are some pics from our adventure!



 

This horse had a friendly face. I think he was saying,  "Hey, can you be my friend?"

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend!

2 comments:

  1. What beautiful horses! I've always wanted to ride one.

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  2. It was so fun to learn more about your growing up years. I have to laugh at your comment about the smell. The first time we took our first granddaughter to the County Fair, she sniffed the air and said, "The animals are this way, I can smell them. Let's go see them." She has always been an animal lover.

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