Thursday, April 12, 2018

Energetic Usage

Among the barns here at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is a playground, set up with an agricultural theme. The Dairy Barn is the one in the background. As you can see, it was very busy. I generally try to refrain from photographing children, but that simply wasn't possible on this occasion.

A few feet away gives a view towards the Small Animal Barn.

A pathway led around several display panels on farm production, energy requirements and uses, and types of farms, collectively referred to as Discovery Park. Some of the panels were interactive, allowing the visitor to turn panel blocks to see the differences over time. Solar panels and a wind turbine were included in these displays.

This view from the top of the path looks back towards the playground and the Small Animal Barn. 

A view to the right looks towards the Dairy Barn. That is yet to come, but tomorrow we'll have a look at another of the barns here, which was off to the left of this spot.


  1. Sun and wind power! Old forms of energy with new uses. How quickly we can use these will influence the survival of our species.

  2. It is nice to see so many young people out expressing their interest in the farming industry and various types of energy.

  3. Neat place
    The large photo banner wall, will take time to unsee the giant Earth worm.

  4. Must have been very interesting to visit !

  5. A very interesting event and good to see so many visitors!

  6. My young nephew would love this exhibit. Very enjoyable photos and displays. Have a great day.

  7. ...most city kids have little knowledge of farms or where their food comes from.

  8. i love farming ... I appreciate the folks who still work so hard to get it done. I can not imagine the work and energy it takes. ( :

  9. What a great place to visit with the kids.

  10. I like that path wih the display panels about farming and energy, it looks very interesting.

  11. @Linda: that's true!

    @Lowell: it was indeed.

    @Maywyn: and yet that's a kind of farming!

    @Gattina: I enjoyed visiting here.

    @Nancy: the place was busy.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Mildred: thank you.

    @Tom: that's true.

    @Beth: it's a lot of work.

    @Marie: it certainly is.

    @Jan: so do I.

  12. Lots of info for the kids to take in!

  13. The technology and creativity for panels has increased recently so that they have become very useful and attractive.

  14. What a clever design on the playground. It's perfect for this place.

  15. An interesting place to visit, I'm sure the kids loved it.

  16. The displays look beautifully done. What a great exhibition.

  17. So many educational things in your city. I continue to learn daily!.


  18. @RedPat: it's quite an informative place to visit.

    @Red: even this farm uses solar panels, according to some of the information I've seen.

    @Sharon: it was well thought out.

    @Marleen: they were enjoying their visit too.

    @Jeanie: I agree!

    @Janis: I've now got the whole series organized! I'm glad I went out there- it's taken care of the better part of April's posts for me.

  19. They are far enough away. No one can see their faces. I appreciate that. I don't put photos of my kids online and I'm glad to hear there is someone out there who avoids shots with the kids in them.

    I was surprised to see French on the sign, but I shouldn't have been! Do you speak it?

  20. City dwellers do need reminders, but there really isn't the "old" stuff there from my father's steam thresher days. Who am I kidding? They were still using that when I was on the farm.

  21. It looks like there are some great interpretive signs, lots of good information.

  22. Wonderful use of energy ~ informative post and neat photos too!

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  23. I love this spot. It's a great area for biking, too.

    I appreciate your wish to NOT photograph the kiddies. I was blacklisted by someone to whom I made the suggestion that it wasn't a good idea, as you didn't have permission. sigh.
    The distant shots are perfect, though!

  24. It's always good to see folks enjoying their visits to places like this.
    Love the view of the dairy barn.

    All the best Jan

  25. This looks like a fascinating place to visit.

  26. @Sandi: my spoken French is rough, but I understand it quite well. Bilingualism is common here, especially in museums. Signage will almost always be side by side in English and French, if not on the very same sign.

    @Mari: farming has changed quite a bit.

    @Kay: there's a lot of material to be found here.

    @Carol: definitely!

    @Jennifer: it's a wonderful museum, and farm as well.

    @Jan: it was quite busy during my visit.

    @Klara: a good path to follow.

    @Norma: I enjoyed visiting.