Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Common Ground Fair

Yay for Common Ground. SOMEONE's nagging for fair pictures so here's a start.
We were both staaaaaaaaarving when we arrived. We'd been on the road since 7am and it was now 1pm and we were still without food. So we hunted round the food stall, and while I'm sure all that health stuff was good, I don't like alot of things so we stuck with the organic beef burger, can't go wrong with meat right??? So we devoured our burgers in minutes but still had a gapping hole in our stomachs. The next step for me was fries but we didn't want to stand in the looooong line up so we decided to take a walk around for a while.
Moose -"Where too??"
Me - *grins* " The DONKIES!!!!"
If you don't already know I'm in looooooove with Donkies, well pretty much all animals to tell the truth but Donkies have a special place in my heart. They are just so darn CUTE!
We scoured the animals stalls, looking for the Donkies. Took TONS of pictures of all the animals but I've included a few of my faves in this post.

Miseour Alpaca! These creatures are very skidish. They don't like to be come at with your hands out to pet them, but they sure don't mind if you've got some carrots :)
I've decided Mini donk's are my favourite and something Moose and I hope to own a few of some day. Most of the Donkies were light grey but this little guy was my fav, the brown Donk. In other pictures I look of him he had his ears flopped down but something caught his attention just as I was taking the last picture and I captured this shot with his ears up. Reminds me of Summer when she hears something, the ears perk right up. too cute! You can see part of the Donkies cross, the black stripe just by his shoulder blade. All Donkies have a cross marked in usually darker hair along their back. The legend of the Donkey Cross can be read here
This next picture is of Ben, he's a mule, part horse/part donkey. We could not get over the size of the mules. They are around the same height as a horse but look like a donkey. Here Ben's owner was showing us his teeth, he told us that as a mule gets older their teeth grow out the way so they have to file their teeth down. If the teeth are not filed down, the mule can't eat right and could end up starving to death. Ben was such a sweetheart and when I got up close enough to pet him the owner informed me that he was going to take me home with him to look after the mules because he liked being pet by me. :) lol little did he know I would have taken up that offer in a second.
Of course there were MOO MOO'S! This baby moo moo was a little scared at all the going's on. It was friday when we went to the fair, the day when bus loads of children come so I'm sure he'd had millions of kids around him. I just went up to pet him and tell him everything was ok when moose took this picture. The only picture of me from the whole weekend :) What can I say, I like to be behind the camera.
So there you have some of the animal's from the fair, I of course took TONS more, and I'll have a complete post on Alpaca's and the organic beef burger soon so stay tuned!

11 comments:

margene said...

Looks like you had fun. Love the alpaca face.

Chris said...

Great pictures! You obviously had a fabulous time. :)

Jeanne said...

That donkey is pretty darn cute. I'm with you on prefering to be behind the camera, instead of in front.

Dave Daniels said...

Those are great photos. They alpaca seems to know you were taking his photopraph. TOO cute.

Amy said...

I love the donkey, your camera is taking great pictures!

Donna said...

The alpaca looks like he's puckering up for ya!

irishmama said...

Love the pictures, looks like you had a great time. I always eat too much at the fair, the food just tastes so good.

KnitYoga said...

Love all the pics of the animals and I never knew that about the donkey cross. Interesting! Looks like you were in your element! :-)

Knitters Tea Swap Pal said...

Looks like a good time. I love the baby moos and the alpaca!

Dipsy D. said...

Oh, I sooo love the pics you posted, thanks so much for sharing them! It seems you had the most amazing time at the fair - no wonder with such cutesy animals! ;)

elizabooth said...

Hooray for mini donkeys! My brother and his wife used to have one and he was adorable. My brother claimed that he was really mean and hated him, but I think he was just jealous because his wife gave the donkey more attention than him.