Cecil and Sue picked me and Lamar up this morning and we headed to Jonesboro. First on the agenda was where we were going for lunch. Cecil and Sue wanted to go to Cracker*Barrel so that's where we went. Cecil is a Coca*Cola cake junkie, but don't tell anybody. ;-)
Jessica and Emmy met us there, but Jason was sleeping because he's working nights now.
I took several photos at the restaurant of the rest of the bunch, and Cecil took a couple of me and Sue so I'd be in a few of them. That's one of the disadvantages of being the photographer of the group: since I'm usually the one taking the pictures I'm not in many of the photos.
so if you click to enlarge you're going to see that.
What you see is what you get on these pics.
I took this one of Jessica and Emmy
while we were waiting on our food.
Here's a good one of Jessica & Cecil.Me and Sue.
mall and spent some time there, then
we all went to the local university farm to
visit some of the animals.
Jonesboro, Arkansas is home to
Arkansas State University, which is
where we visited Monday.
Even though it's now Fall there were several
baby animals as well as adults, and even
several expectant mothers.
As you'll see from the pics I'm about to
show you, we got to see both adult and
baby goats, some miniature donkeys,
(sorry, for some reason I didn't get any
good pics of the donkeys) chickens,
a turkey (why one turkey, one wonders???)
a couple of ducks, some sheep and lambs,
one bull, (or steer...I didn't examine his
underpinnings!) and a couple of orphaned
calves that Cecil and Jessica got to bottle feed.
Oh, and a half grown kitten that followed us
around and let us pet him when he wasn't
skittering around playing in the hay.
He even let Emmy pet him and love on him
several times. He was very gentle and patient
with her, and she was pretty gentle with her lovin'.
When he got enough of her attentions, he'd just
move away from her and play in the hay
just out of Emmy's reach, much to her chagrin.
Emmy was wide-eyed with wonder when
she saw these two nanny goats.
Both of them are expectant mamas and
were very gentle and patient.
They actually loved the attention and the
petting we gave them.
When we walked away to pet some other
animals, they bleated for us to come
back and pet them some more.
Some of the grounds are landscaped by
the students in the Master Gardener program.
I took a couple of pictures but we didn't
go across the road to investigate any further.
It was gloomy today and looked like it might
rain anytime, and we actually did get a shower
while we were there, but we were dry inside
the barn with the animals.
By the way, it smelled just like a barn for
some odd reason.
This one of the sweet-faced calves that
followed us around inside the barn.
The next couple are of me & Miss Emmy.
Can you tell that she didn't want her picture
taken? She just wanted down so she could
run around and explore.I barely got this pic of Emmy running
through the barn with Jessica hot on
her heels.And this last pic is of Jessica and Cecil bottle
feeding the calves while Emmy watches in
fascination.I think I can safely say that Emmy had a
great time today, and so did all the adults.I hope y'all enjoyed your visit to Cracker*Barrel
and the university farm with us today.
Y'all have a great Tuesday.