Thursday, February 21, 2008

Critter Creek Tour Febuary 19, 2008

Today was the day to go to Critter Creek Mixed Media Farm. The caretaker had invited us back for a tour of the farm in the morning. We were supposed to be there at 9 or 10 am, but we ran a little late and didn’t make it there until 10:30am. When we arrived, Danny, the caretaker took me in his golf cart and Susie, Ron & Linda followed in theirs. First animal he pointed out was a miniature horse they had just acquired for $175,000.00 for breeding, OooWeee….. talk about some expensive horse flesh, I’ve seen dogs bigger than this horse. Then it was off to the Aviary to see their birds. They have many, many varieties of Peacocks, Pheasants, Quail & Chickens, so’s I couldn’t keep all the names straight, but I’ll post a few picture anyway.

Then we were off to see “Zeus” their miniature Brahma bull. Danny had told us Zeus stood only about 34” tall with a hump on his back another 12” high. Well we rounded up all of the Zebu miniature cattle, but never did locate “Zeus”, he must have been far of in the back pasture. In roundin’ up all the cattle, “Noble” the Pecheron and two of their Appaloosa’s came a runnin’. No I guess shouldn’t say runnin’, cause Danny says “Noble” don’t like to run. But him just crossin’ the ground at his hurried gate he “Thumps” the ground with his massive hooves. Noble stands 181/2 hands and weighs 2400lbs.

We then toured the hatchery and saw baby quail, pheasants & emu. My pictures here were a flop so I’m not a postin’ any from the hatchery. Danny gave Linda an Emu egg that he’d blown out, that we’ll give to our granddaughter.

We then visited a few of the Mini horses in the stable, but most were out in the pastures.

We thanked Danny for the time he spent with us and were on our way. Back at our hosts place, we all dined on Spaghetti Linda had made up before we left home. She had made up a few dinners to bring with us so Susie wouldn’t be burdened with feeding us, but more importantly we could spend more time together. Susie & Ron had to attend a class this evening, so we just watched some TV and went off to bed cause tomorrow we leave for home.

See Ya down the road as were Dancin’ on the Wind

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