Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday Stills - animal husbandry

I was feeling a little doubtful about finding any farm animals to photograph for this week's challenge.

However, on a venture to some greenhouses and vineyards last week, we had to stop suddenly.



Then, a little further down caught sight of a horse standing in a shelter. Not a great photo (rather upset at chopping his ears off), but he came out to pose for me.
Not very inspiring pictures, but I was truly excited that I could participate this week without travelling too far into unknown territory.
for more photos of farm animals, from real farms and elsewhere, see SundayStills

43 comments:

  1. So, why did the chicken cross the road? LOL!!! Nice pics...Ed

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  2. Why did the chicken stand still in the middle of the road? That is the question. Was it so that you could very conveniently take her picture? Or was she momentarily confused as to her direction?

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  3. Ed: yes, I was toying with jokes along that line all week...

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  4. Irene: I was wondering what she found so interesting to peck at that she wandered off the grass verge.

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  5. So why did that chicken cross the road?

    To find his flat mate.


    (I hope you find this funny,- a flat is an apartment here in Aus)

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  6. Delwyn: or to escape the flatmates (as the other four stayed in the grass on the left side!)

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  7. I won't tell my joke seems everyone else thought it too! Love the picture and isn't it wonderful how things just work out.

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  8. No chicken jokes from me ;)

    Good pics. Handsome horse.

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  9. Love them both...impromptu shots are great, aren't they? :)

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  10. How about, the Colonel was chasing him?
    Good find.

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  11. this made me smile because I never get to see things like this on my daily drive.

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  12. Pretty chicken, handsome horse. Nice pictures.

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  13. Well, Ed took my line. Don't guess it's very original! Great job!

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  14. WhimsybyMari: and this was on the Monday so I didn't have to waste time.

    CTG: I was told by my friend who was forced to stop the car, that he is a handsome fella.

    Andrea: sometimes they work out far better than the planned ones.

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  15. Pete: I think this one knew the colonel is too old to catch her!

    Char: neither do I!

    djbear: thank you.

    The Wife: I'm glad Ed got it out of the way quickly... and thanks.

    Shirley: they were very co-operative.

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  16. Nice shots....especially the chicken!

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  17. Marie: I am getting to love chickens.

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  18. Why did the chicken cross the road? How adorable!!!

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  19. Yep, I was thinking the same thing everyone else was about the chicken crossing the road. Great minds think alike????

    Mine is up over at my photo blog.

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  20. Andrea and Flo: that poor chicken has no idea it is the butt of so many jokes!

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  21. Glad you were able to stop in time for that chicken

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  22. I had the same thought as Ed!

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  23. LOVE that Chicken....I have some Chickens living down the hill from me and I can see them when I stand out on my deck, if they are out and about! It is sort of amazing to think I live so close to Hollywood History, and there are Chickens about three minutes away from this History---Like Gramann's Chinese Theatre....!

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  24. That chicken is too funny! And I like the horse photo too - earless and all ;)

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  25. Love the chicken & the earless horse!
    Loved the visit to the nursery too.
    Pink stripey Geranium is very sweet.

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  26. Vic Grace: luckily she and the sibs were on the side of the road at the time, but started wandering by the time I got out of the car.

    J9: old jokes are the best, I guess,eh?

    Meggie and Kelly: the earless horse thanks you.

    Naomi: I wish we were allowed to have backyard chickens here - think of the fresh eggs. And they are so funny to watch.

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  27. Looks to me like this chicken crossed the road to pose for the camera. I'm glad that she co-operated so you could get in on this challenge.

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  28. Rising Rainbow: I thanked her profusely!

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  29. I imagine that was a pretty tough challenge for an urban dweller. I wanted to thank you for your fun shoelace post from last month. I found that today and did the lattice. Unfortunately, the pattern was for 12 holes and I had 14, so I started one up from the bottom, now I want to redo them and change it at the top. But the whole thing nearly gave me brain damage so I may just settle.

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  30. Geewits: yes, I thought I'd have to quietly not participate...

    and I thought my eyeballs were going to bleed the first time I tried the lattice, so kudos to you!

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  31. Love the chickens! Especially the second shot!!

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  32. I can't help but wonder if that chicken is still alive today. What the hell was he (she?) doing in the middle of the road?

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  33. Quite the pose from the horse. I like the chicken crossing the road. Good job.

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  34. Jen Mo: she's doing the chicken dance.

    Jazz: I know, with good nibbles in the grass, why the road?

    Regular Guy: he was partially hidden when I first saw him, so yes, quite the pose.

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  35. Nice pics. The chicken crossing the road was very funny.

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  36. Guillaume: Some shots must be taken and shared for a laugh.

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  37. Great captures by the side of the road!

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  38. Oliag: Thanks. A rare sight (for me anyway!)

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  39. One can't help but think of the "chicken" joke. LOL.

    Great capture of the chicken and horse, and I love the expression on the horse.

    Thanks for visiting.

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  40. Jew Wishes: I wonder what he is thinking of this insane woman trying to not get mud on her shoes...

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  41. I know a woman who would have picked that chicken right up and taken it home to raise (or whatever). Go visit her....she's a hoot. Marmitetoasty.blogspot.com.

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