Monday, August 31, 2009

a little bit of country in the city




This past weekend, we went to visit the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition), which is the big end of summer fair here in Vancouver. One of the highlights (besides the amusement rides... more on that tomorrow) was the farm country pavilion which showcased a diverse bunch of animals. My faves were the giant pair of oxen named Zorro and Zeldo. Seriously... in that first picture, I would have come up to his chin... it was that massive. Am also a fan of the mini horses too. If it weren't frowned upon, I would use one as an alternative mode of transportation. I wonder if they put the mini horse and giant oxen in the same pen, if both would be really confused or weirded out by each other.... hmmm. More pics coming tomorrow!

27 comments:

Indy Grrrl said...

Awwww! I love the animals. They look so calm and sweet.

Christy J said...

Love the zoo! The WA State Fair is coming up soon too, yay!

TMCPhoto said...

Zorro is super friendly. The Peanut was having a total meltdown after no nap, being to excited about going to the fair and 5 hours of being at the fair. I took her over to Zorro and Zelda's pen in the hopes of distracting her and Mr Zorro came right up to us, let us pet his shoulder and look in his big brown eyes. Both of them are huge, bigger than the draught horses my parents have and those guys a pretty big

AuroraRose said...

love that mini pony!!

The Stapelia Company said...

Oh! That pony is adorable. Our big fair in Maine is coming up in a month and I can't wait! I love going to the fair.

RosyRevolver said...

Awww, so cute. We have llamas out where we live. They always put a smile on my face. Great post!!!

sarasophia said...

That tiny pony is extreme happiness.

We heart tiny ponies where I come from:)

our little love nest said...

I know it sounds odd but I never went to the PNE and I wish I had of now. It looks like so much fun! We love llamas. Those photos are too cute. xoxo

Kate8085 said...

Oh, man!! All of those babies are so cute!
The giant oxen is crazy, it looks huge!
I think it might have turned into a cage match or a therapy session if both of them were put in the pen together! hahahaha.

Bonzai Beadwear said...

aw i love your pics! made me smile!

Jenni said...

Aren't fairs lovely! Great feature..if you were down in PDX again..I'd say..visit the Oregon State Fair going on now.. :) Happy Monday!

MAB Jewelry said...

Oh, wow, I have a serious love for all things llama. Thanks!

missbmckay said...

Literally! HOLY COW! THAT THING IS HUGE! Isn't it interesting the contrast between a huge bovine, and the little teeny pony. So precious!

Peebs And Roo said...

How cute! I miss the state fair. Growing up they were in the town I lived. Then we moved out of state and now this state's fair is too far away. Maybe someday we'll make it up there!

I love the animals! They are so adorable!!

the Lost Earring said...

Lol @ putting a mini horse and a giant oxen together. I like the way you think :)

Courtney said...

Those creatures are adorable! I'd love one of each...I don't think my landlord would mind one bit if I turned his lawn into a barnyard, do you?

Little Lovables said...

what a great time!I love the little ponies too.

Hollyrocks said...

Farm animals are so sweet! I love pygmy horses too. I used to live down the street from a whole pasture full of them. I always got so excited when I drove past them. I can't wait to see the rest of your photos! Now I'm looking forward to our fair, it doesn't happen til fall though.

Sandrine said...

Zorro and Zelda look ENORMOUS my goodness!What are they feeding them????I laugh at their nose ring too ;)Sounds like great fun!

Stacey said...

super cute faces, not something I would normally be drawn to :)

readingsully2 said...

I love to photograph animals of all kinds. Nice shot.

SleightGirl said...

Awww...So cute! I love mini horses too!

Rachel said...

Wow, I'm in awe of those oxen. I'd be so terrified to be in an open field near one of them! One false move and... squish.

velvetwoods said...

Animals are so adorable.
love the llama, that mini pony is too cute !

Hey Harriet said...

Sweet! Animals such as these are always so much bigger up close and personal than I imagine them to be. I went to a zoo today and was surprised by how huge all the animals were! Looking forward to your follow-up post on the amusement rides. Fairs are so much fun! :)

Alicia Istanbul said...

Even though I live in Atlanta now, I'm actually from Toronto. In Toronto we have the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition). It was something to look forward to every summer, but it was also kind of a sad reminder that summer was over and school would be starting soon.

La Alicia said...

awww, the llama is super cute!