Here is the scene…just a few miles from my hometown in East Central Illinois, riding along with my daughter, grandson, and best friend, we were looking at a few farms within a two mile radius. The whole purpose of our drive out there was to see baby goats, and we saw so much more than we bargained for…thanks to my friend who knew where to take us.
This photo stays in my mind because I was so surprised to see a herd of elk, with a couple of bison thrown in. Initially this herd was way off in the distance, but that breeze carried our scent and got the attention off all these animals, and they came running.
Though the elk and bison were impressive they were not quite as entertaining as the goats.
The babies were adorable, especially as they tried to climb on a haystack that had just been placed in their pen.
Mama and her babies were just as curious about us as we were about them.
It was a perfect day for our little farm tour, for lunch with my daughter and grandson, for time spent with my dear friend. So much of that you just can’t capture in a photograph. Sometimes you just have to simply be present and soak it all in.
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