Sunday, May 25, 2014

Around Town

Since this blog is aimed partially at showing everyone how nice and inexpensive fun in Southern California is, I thought I would toss up a couple photos I got just hanging around. It's this beautiful around pretty much ALL the time.


Both of these are taken with my point and shoot and not the DSLR, so you don't need a fancy camera to get pretty pictures ^_^ Notice the bee butt on the flower on the right! This was taken in a community garden in the La Verne area.


And this is a hedge near a park within walking distance of my house. It's SO spring here!


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Farmwalk 2014

One of the things I like to do regularly is go to Pierce College's yearly Farmwalk. It's about 5 bucks to get in, and you can meet and greet all sorts of fun animals. Pierce has an extensive agricultural program and it's fun to see a pasture full of cows in the middle of Los Angeles.


One of the first critters we met was a very disgruntled hedgehog.


They have a lot of very photogenic farm equipment you can check out.


They rescue wild mules and donkeys from the nearby deserts and mountains. This sweet mule wanted to be petted so much that she was right up against the fence so people would scratch her.


Here's a hungry donkey at feeding time. (People are allowed to hand feed them carrots!)


Some wool and a sheep being (reluctantly) sheared.


A pony, smiling for the camera.


I was allowed to spend a lot of time with the chickens.


The chickens at Pierce are very friendly! (Also, you can buy fresh eggs from them!)