I'm just back from a tour of a local, family owned farm here in San Diego. What a delight! My young daughter and I walked around with the owner, picking off some berries, pulling up a carrot or two, slurping down a tangerine fresh from the tree. Amazing!
Our host said "Let's say hello to the ladies, " and off we went down a little slope and over a bump. There they were; the ladies.
Along with the hens, we came up on a beautiful nubian goat and a sheep. They both rushed to the fence to greet us. Our host pulled a couple of oranges off of a nearby tree and handed them to my daughter...
"Yes!" she said. "Go ahead Abby, they love oranges..."
My daughter looked scared. I held my hand under hers as she offered the orange to the goat who gently nibbled it out of her hand. We all started laughing.
The sheep bleated - "what about me?"
After anther orange, we headed off to pick strawberries, basal and wild mulberries. What a treat. As we headed back to the farmhouse, our host and I started talking.....