Sunday, April 14, 2024

The Side Eye

 More today from inside the Horse and Cattle Barn- which has more than horses and cattle.

Hercules the bull was up on his feet. An animal of this size I would not want to annoy.

More of the chickens.

This display sign about horseshoes caught my eye.

I came back around to look in on the turkeys.

This one was surprisingly obliging for photo ops.

The tom seemed curious as to what I was up to, and started over.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Animal Poses

 I wanted to go back into the Horse and Cattle Barn for more shots before I departed from the Museum.

The rabbits were at ease.

So were the horses.

I have no idea how I got this shot without seeing legs.

The chickens were ignoring me.

Friday, April 12, 2024

Being At Ease

 One more shot of one of the quail I showed you yesterday.

This is a throwback to the past.

The little ones were snuggling up for a nap when I came back through.

Their mothers were still engaged in lunch.

As was the alpaca.

A look outside at this entrance to the barn.

The donkeys were still busy eating.

These two cows in the barnyard beyond had settled down to chew their cud.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Pigs and Quail

 More of the pigs today inside the Small Animal Barn.

This mama was sleeping while the little ones were walking about.

Another window, and more of a challenge for the photographer. This mother was up and about.

I liked this one, because it reinforces the size difference between the adults and the piglets.

Back out I went. This pig looked thoroughly content.

An enclosure featured at least two Coturnix quail, hatched a little under two years ago. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Critters At Rest

 This goat looked quite at ease.

A set of displays look at fleece- from the raw fleece just off the sheep at top left, through washed fleece and finally the finished products below.

The next area features pigs, most of whom were at rest. Each pen has toys hung from above. Like the other animals in this barn, they likely have outside access in the adjoining barnyards.

This one was too invested in a nap.

I liked the profile of this one.

Beyond, an area off limits to the public, but viewable through windows that posed a bit of a problem for the photographer. Newborn piglets stay in this area with their mothers.