Friday, April 25, 2008

Wheeler Farm in the Springtime

As promised (or threatened, depending on your point of view, LOL), my friend Adele and I went for a bike ride this afternoon. The destination was Wheeler Farm, a Salt Lake County Park that is all of two blocks from our home. Wheeler Farm is a working farm and is open daily except Sunday. Today was a busy day, but come join us on our ride....
Above is the barn as seen when we bike in from the west, heading east. This barn was built about ten years ago and serves as a gathering place for family functions (weddings or parties) and a polling place, in addition to all the official Farm functions. There are real, working barns all over the site. Below is the old Victorian House built in 1875 as seen from the same lane looking east. Later this year, I'll do more pictures of the house in detail.
Below are some shots of some of the animals we visited today. The calf was born last night and was less than 12 hours old when we took this picture!
GOT BREAD???? Of course we did!! I save all our old bread & rolls, etc. and bring the "duck bread" along every time I walk or ride over here.

This is one of three duck ponds. They are fed by the creek that runs through the park, which in turn is fed by the mountain snow runoff.
This is the creek as it looks today. It will probably get fuller as Spring progresses, probably reaching its peak with the snow runoff about late May to early June. Things are just beginning to awaken for the season. I'll do some more picture-taking when I visit in the summer. I want to get all four seasons. Meantime, I'll post more pictures of the Farm this weekend.

Now, I'm off to stitch. I'm almost done with a CQ piece; hope to post it tomorrow.


Gerry said...

OMG, what memories! Ha! Do they still do the Halloween thing? That used to be soooo much fun.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Thanks, Cathy.
How lovely to have all this right down the road!