Let's go on a field trip to a local mini farm that is so fun I had to share it with you all. The highlight of the farm has to be the friendly emus. Have you ever looked an emu in the eye? If not, you really must! Their eyes are so like marbles it is really weird but so neat too. They are really beautiful birds. This farm has two full grown emus and several young emus. At some point when the birds begin laying eggs the emu eggs will be sold and should fetch quite a price too.
Here is one of the owners of the friendly emus feeding the friendliest of the two. I tell you this emu was a gentle as can be when taking food from the hand-definitely more gentle than my dog! No nipping at all.
I visited this farm in the middle of a very hot day. As you can see most of the animals were hanging out in the shade near the creek. I felt bad for the animals but was happy they had shade.
Not only did the animals all have access to shade but they were about to get a special treat too!
Even the huge heirloom type hogs had to get in on the action. In addition to hogs, emus, alpacas, and ducks there were all types of chickens (you'll hear a rather vocal one on the video below), cute rabbits, peacocks including some white ones, and baby pigs.
The two fully grown emus also had some shade.
Just one more close up of the cool eyes on the emus.
Watch the video of the emus and hogs getting a shower and enjoy!
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