Thursday, May 18, 2006

down on the farm

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If you're anywhere within driving distance of northern Illinois, I encourage you to make the drive to La Fox on Sunday when Garfield Farm Museum hosts the annual Rare Breeds Show.

Pictured above is a Baby Doll Southdown Sheep, one of my personal favorites, and they'll be returning this year! There will also be the awesome English shire draft horse, oxen in yoke, Berkshire hogs, the rare Java chickens, heritage turkeys, demonstrations on llamas and alpacas, sheep shearing and maybe some dog sheep herding. Tours of the 1846 inn will be conducted, food will be available provided by Inglenook Pantry. Exhibitors plan to have lots of items for saling including goat milk soap, raw wool, roving wool, natural skin care products, sheep and llama fleeces, and hatching eggs.

So won't you make the trip and join the Farmers Wife for a day of fun down on the farm? Look for me, I'll be the old lady with all the cameras 'round her neck. Gosh, I think I've got to create a "Farmers Wife" tee shirt, or a "Farmers Wife" press pass. Bring your camera, bring your kids, bring your notebooks ..... but most of all, bring your enthusiasm for all things country.

The farm is located 3 miles west of Randall Road (St. Charles/Geneva). Turn onto Garfield Road (north) to the farm. Parking is in the pasture just east of the farm.
Hours - 11 am - 4 pm.
$6 & $2 for 12 and under.

I hope to see you there!!

9 comments:

Katie said...

That sounds like a great time, I'm actually coming home from Mpls. for the week! Hopefully I'll make it to the Show...

KatKit13 said...

Oh that FACE! I just grinned when I saw it. How cute!

I wish I could get up there to see the show. It sounds wonderful.

KatKit13 said...

Came back to say CONGRATS on your award! That's very cool.

Gracious Acres said...

If I didn't know better, I would say that wasn't a real lamb! Too cute! I just got off the phone trying to convince my husband how important it would be to drive 5.5 HOURS to see that face . . . he didn't buy it. Thanks for sharing; I have bookmarked their site for future reference.

pablo said...

Dagnabit! If I weren't going camping in my woods this weekend, I might convince Libby to make the trip based on the lamb's face alone.

Floridacracker said...

Don't think I can make it, but bring us pics!

picturegrl said...

Oh my... he is adorable! I'd almost fly in from Alabama, just to cuddle that adorable baby.

srp said...

I would love to snuggle that adorable little face. It's almost a crime for there to be such a sweet face.

Geek+Nerd said...

That sheep is such a little cutie!