I turned 12 yesterday. After lots of not knowing what to do I finally decided to go to a petting farm+horse trail at a place I had gone to camp for before. I went with a couple of friends.
It was amazing. We went for the morning slot, so they served breakfast which was waffles, sandwiches and idli sambaar. Then we were given buckets with leafy vegetables, carrots and bread crumbs. We were told which animals to give what and started. My Mom took pictures of some of the animals and though there are only a few and they aren’t the best I am going to share them with you and tell you about the animals.
In the rabbit enclosure with these beautiful creatures.
Some climbed onto our laps while eating. Others did not.
Lovely birds. There were Cockatoos, Sunbirds, African greys and even a Greater sulphur crested Cockatoo called Kenzing. And guess what? Kenzing did backflips!
We even passed some of the horse stables and I think the horses were one of my favorite. They were strong beautiful and each with their own personality.
There were two pigs, Peppa and George. Hilariously named after every young kids favorite cartoon.
Then there were turtles. They had their own little pond, though they had to share it with guppy fish. Some turtles were basking in the sun while others swam.
There were geese which we were to give bread crumbs to by hand. They were all squawking around and there were even two little chicks.
Then another one of my favorites. Guinea pigs! They didn’t come under my favorites because they were small and cute. It was because they were paying attention to the humans unlike the rabbits who only wanted food.
They were lovely creatures, each different. Some had only black, some had black and brown, some were just brown some just white. There were even some younger ones, though we didn’t get to hold or feed them since they were small and stomachs wouldn’t have been digesting solid food as yet.
I loved how each of them had they’re own individual patterns and personalities. Some were more curios and were climbing around us, some sat still, some just wanted food.
Finally the riding trail. Sorry about the blurred picture, I had to crop myself out and zoom in. All the horses were beautiful, I rode QuickSilver, who is the one in this picture. He was a thoroughbred, dappled grey in color.
I was quite bummed not to have ridden Mia, who is this beautiful horse here. She is the one I rode in camp and I think we formed a bit of a bond between those 7 rides. I love how she has striped hair naturally. If you saw the entire pic of her, she is actually brown with white spots. She is a Gypsy Vanner by breed and the sweetest soul by heart. While riding Quicksilver, I was busy staring at her since she was right in front of me.
And finally, before leaving we cut this beautiful cake. Then my friends put some on my face- And some got in my hair- ✨🤦♀️