Saturday 8 June 2013

Giddy Goats, Delightful Donkeys, Happy Horses

For some reason we've never before stopped off at the Farm Cafe which is on one of the main roads out of Dumfries, but I think in the future, it will need to be a regular stop. It's a lovely wee cafe (yes a real cafe! see Mimi's comment below!) set amongst fields with farm animals. Here's Crafty Green Boyfriend feeding his new friends:

 and this is a portrait of our favourite
meanwhile the donkeys looked on 

Near our first hotel, we had discovered a couple of beautiful ponies

while in Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve, there was a lot of Equisetum (horsetail). These are amazing ancient plants and I love the way they look when growing in profusion. Here are two of the different species we saw.

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Anonymous said...

So gorgeous - goats are wonderful creatures (donkeys too - but can be a handful, apparently)

Mimi Foxmorton said...

How beautiful!

Is this an actual cafe-cafe?
What a marvelous idea!

Have a lovely and goat-filled day!

The Goat Borrower

eileeninmd said...

I love the cute animals. The goats and donkeys are just adorable. Great shots. Happy weekend to you!

TexWisGirl said...

lovely farm critters.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Your photographs make me want to go back to Dumfries and Galloway Juliet - there is so much to see and do. We love Portpatrick.

Little Miss Titch said...

Fab start to your trip,xx

Ms Sparrow said...

I love goats. They're so funny and rambunctious. A petting zoo with a cafe is a great idea!

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Beautiful photographs.
I love sheep and goats.
I remember in the early 90's on horseback on a rainy day in a wood in Donegal, Ireland, I dismounted and took half an hour to disentangle a sheep from the barbed wire, finally she could limp away, it was unbelievable how it could get stuck in it.

Kathe W. said...

oh what a lovely post! We've been to Scotland several times and plan on a return trip next year- Cheers!