Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Lipizzans!!!

We went to see the Tempel Lipizzans on Wednesday. It was very enjoyable!
The foals coming over the hill.
The foals were allowed to run free in the arena.

The carriage demonstration.
The young stallions - still in training (the stallions that is), - so the riders had to wear helmets. This particular horse was being rather feisty.

It is rare for a Lipizzan to stay dark. When they are born they are either dark brown or black and by the time they are four they have turned white except for the few that never change. This is one of the "Special Dark" horses.
The Pas de Trois
The Quadrille

Works in Air

The stables.
The horses were beautiful.!! I am sorry for the lengthy post, but it is very hard to choose just a few pictures especially when they are of horses. :)

Corn Day at the Bennetts

On Tuesday we went to the Bennetts to help harvest their corn. It was a beautiful day with a wonderful breeze to keep us cool!
A few buckets of corn.
Isn't it amazing how all the kernels line up so perfectly?!
Cutting the corn off the cob.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Blackberry Farm - Fishing

After all the buildings closed at Blackberry Farm we went fishing
in the lake for about 1 hour.

The catch of the day!

...Well, unless you count the tree that David caught. :)

Those who did not fish took advantage of the nice weather.

All things considered, we had a lot of fun!

Blackberry Farm

We went to Blackberry Farm on Monday. It was a very nice place and a beautiful day - we had a splendid time!

The Schoolhouse
These desks are over 1oo years old!

Some of the pretty flowers
The train... We took the very first and last seats!

Zach and Tamika learning how to finger spin.

The Carousel

Miniature fairgrounds

The Carriage House

Chickens and ducks and geese, etc.

A young turkey... sorry, but for some reason unbeknownst to me, he refuses to turn.

An old switchboard
Dining Room
Sewing Machines

A group picture minus Mother.