But it also meant strolls through the animal barns. In addition to some gorgeous cows and sweet sheep and huge pigs, we particularly enjoyed the chickens. It was a chance to see some breeds up close and personal, and add them to our mental list of 'someday chickens'.
The Speckled Sussex is at the top of mine, and has been since the spring when I saw them at a friend's farm. They are a beautiful heritage breed that originated in England (of course!) and came to the states in the early 1900s.