Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Way Back Machine

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The time: ??
The place: La Fox, Illinois


There's a question mark on the time of this photo because the style of dress would indicate that we're back in the 1800's.

The man looks as if he was someone of importance, a mayor perhaps, or some type of community official.

In fact, this photo was taken a couple years ago at Garfield Farm Inn and Museum in La Fox, Illinois. And the man is an official of sorts, he's Jerry Johnson, the Executive Director of Garfield Farm.

For those who live in northern Illinois, or others looking for a fun weekend trip, be sure to check out the calendar of events.

There's a prairie walk on April 18th - $6 - Reservations required. (630) 584-8485

May 17th is the Rare Breeds Show. $6-$3. This is a wonderful day in the country with lots of rare livestock breeds on display. Here's the Baby Southdown Sheep that was at the show a couple of years ago. It took all my will power not to bring one of these fur babies home.

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Southdown Babydoll Sheep

Upcoming there are also beekeeping lecture, farm camps, prairie festival and more.

We need to support these living history organizations. They do such wonderful and interesting work. Those of you who are home schoolers will find that these activities provide wonderful learning opportunities.

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Thanks to everyone who wished me well on the dinner party. It was great. More about that later.

7 comments:

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Thank goodness I don't live there because I would have taken that babydoll sheep home! How cute is she??? Looks like a stuffed toy lambie.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Vee said...

That babydoll sheep has the sweetest expression I've ever seen. It must've taken all your willpower not to take one home. I'm practically reaching through the screen to gather him up.

Glad that your dinner was fun and I do want to hear more about it!

Barb and Steve said...

So cute! If we're not at the farm on that weekend, I'm going!
Barb

BittersweetPunkin said...

That sheep looks like it's smiling!!

Oz Girl said...

Oh wow, I could see why you almost brought some baby sheep home, they are just too cute and they even look HAPPY!! ;) My hubby would have to hold me back too!

lifeinredshoes said...

I WANT A LAMB!!!
Oh, and how was the dinner party?
recipes?

srp said...

These are my favorite sheep... they just look so soft and sweet and adorable and yes... I would have a difficult time not bringing one home!