For Ellie’s second birthday, Jeff took the day off work and along with his parents we headed off to a small petting farm in San Juan Capistrano. I liked that this place was smaller scale and close by. At the entrance you can buy a basket full of veggies to feed the animals on the farm. We spent most of the time feeding bunnies and guinea pigs and chasing around a little chicken. Ellie also got a pony ride (she loves pony rides!), played in a box full of corn kernels (instead of sand), played on their big playground, and got to ride on a small train. Ellie enjoyed it a lot!
The square images were taken on my Rolleiflex and the others on my old Canon AE-1. The Rollei images have some vertical striping on them. Not sure why (these were developed and scanned by a local lab), but they’re growing on me. They kind of fit into the homey, old school vibe of shooting on a vintage camera.
Zoomar’s boasts hundred of animals, but they’re mostly bunnies. They’re friendly and can be picked up and held. Same goes for the guinea pigs and the chickens.
I love this picture. The head tilt just kills me. 🙂
Okay, so I know farm animals are supposed to be all cute and cuddly, but the goats kind of gave me the heebie jeebies. I never knew their pupils ran horizontally and were rectangular instead of round. It looked wrong.
This guy’s wool was so fluffy, dense and warm! I found their tiny ears endearing and the fact that you couldn’t really see their eyes just made them all the cuter.
Ellie’s been on quite a few pony rides in her short two years, so she loves them. LOVES. She wants to ride every horse possible. The real ones, the merry go rounds, the one at our local Red Robin that’s just up for decoration.