Monday, May 14, 2012

Maligayang Farm

Maligayang means happy, merry in Filipino

This past Saturday we were able to head out to the beautiful farmlands of Wisconsin.  One of the Doctors at Zack's school has a small farm and invited some of the students out to a BBQ and Alpaca shearing!! 
Elise was in heaven being able to run around all over and see all the animals!  They had one llama, alpacas, ducks, chickens, sheep, and of course some dogs!!  What could be more fun for our little girl?!
Here is a look at all of the alpacas and the one llama.  The llama is the tallest one you see in this picture :)  That is how you can tell the difference I guess!! 
Let the shearing begin!!  Dr. Hulbert's family even went to sheep shearing school to know the proper way to shear them.  I can't believe how much fur comes off of them!!  It was really neat to get to watch the transformation!
They had lots of sheep that were all named after a different kind of coffee bean. This one in the picture with Elise is named Cappuccino.   Dr. Hulbert said that this one is more like a dog than a sheep so they let it run around the yard and even give it some chips.  Elise had so much fun chasing him around they yard.  It was the cutest thing! 

We had a great time!!  It was fun to get out of the city and get to play with these great animals!

1 comment:

Nicole said...

So cool. Look how close she is to the lamb! Nice to see Zack in a pic. Ha ha!