Thursday, 30 April 2015

GOOD FENCES - The Garlic Farm (Part 2)

Once again, my post is from the series about The Garlic Farm.  I photographed these beautiful Hellebores that were at the bottom of a fence leading to the shop which was full of wonderful goodies.  The remaining shots are self-explanatory.  Please enjoy.







This is Colin, the hands on owner of The Garlic Farm just checking how the work of clearing some of the shrubbery in this field is getting on.  There were 2 Highland cattle in this field.  More photos of them and others on Saturdays post.


The man operating this machine was 82 years old and loved working 
at the farm.  The Garlic Farm employs nearly 50 people.






Yesterday I showed you Colin’s mother and her home and this is a beautiful wooden sculpture of two Hares in the grounds of her garden.


These are some of the greenhouses where they sort and pack the garlic.


There are quite a number of Hens and Rooster’s wandering around.



One of the houses on the farm.



I published a post about Tory, the biggest horse here when he was supposed to have entered the Isle of Wight Grand National.   CLICK HERE for more photographs. Unfortunately he became lame the day before and could not run however he did well this last weekend at Royal Artillery jump off at Lark Hill, Salisbury Plain.




Colin sent me this photograph yesterday of Tory who is on the right ridden by Tatty in the IOW Team at Larkhill. They came 5th out of 21.  Thanks Colin.



I hope you enjoyed this post and I linking it with GOOD FENCES.

Many thanks for leaving comments on my post. 

43 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos, Margaret! I love the hellebores and all the animals.

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  2. I love the hare sculpture! And your wonderful shot of the rooster with his fluffy tail. The Highland cattle are like nothing I have ever seen! I imagine that fur keeps them warm in bitter cold weather. What are the flowers right after the Hellebore? Quite different and awesome. I love the color of the Hellebore.

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  3. Hi Ginny The flowers are ALL Hellebores.just different vaieties.. Thanks for comment. You will love the Highland cattle on Sasturdays; post and hopefully they will give you a laugh.

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  4. HI Gunilla Gadl you enjoyed the post. I knew you would like the Hellebores as i know you know and photograph flowers a lot.

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  5. Good morning Margaret,
    Beautiful pictures of flowers and animals.
    Nice environment there.

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  6. What a lovely place. I'm enjoying every image you have. Absolutely fantastic.

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  7. Hello Margaret, wonderful photos from the farm..I love the cattle and the horse.. The wooden hare sculpture is pretty. I love the hellebores, they are lovely.. Have a happy day!

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  8. Oh wow, Margaret. Once again, I loved this post. Does Colin's mother do the sculptures? Greetings, Jo

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  9. The Hellebores are wonderful - they have such rich coloring and form. So nice to see all the farm animals, especially the Highlands. They are perfectly suited to their climate! The farm and house are beautiful.

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  10. I love the hare sculpture - it really is beautiful. Great photos of the horses and hellebores.

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  11. Oh my, I could see myself living in that house! What gorgeous views, your photos are a delight!

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  12. Love the color in the flowers. And those cows! Very unusual, indeed.

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  13. what a wonderful farm - full of life and livestock. :)

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  14. Hi Margaret. I really enjoyed this post, especially seeing the horses!!

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  15. Very cool sculpture of the hares.

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  16. Wonderful photos and flowers and the wooden sculpture so lovley ,have a nice weekend ,nette

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  17. so much more than just fence and I loved all of it. i like that house and good for the guy 82 years old. loved the horse and and the cattle oh MY. i do love all four leg critters... beautiful post

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  18. What a wonderful farm. I love Highland cattle! The stone house is lovely.

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  19. A great farm.

    I had a horse that love grazing garlic and he never got ticks!

    A post after my heart...horses.

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  20. Hi Margaret,
    Lovely post about the Garlic Farm.
    I particularly enjoyed the Highland Cattle and the Rabbit statue!
    Thanks for sharing photos of this beautiful place with us.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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  21. What a wonderful place with such beautiful critters and flowers!

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  22. Oh my...what a lovely place, Margaret! The flowers are absolutely stunning and the Highland cattle are so cute. Your photos are amazing as always...so many wonderful things to see there! Such a great post. And I want to thank you for identifying that tree in my post...yep, that be it!! I have never seen or heard of one before!

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  23. Also read your post below to understand better - how interesting! Didn't know it was so easy to grow garlic!
    Love the pics you took from these beautiful horses:)

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  24. Wonderful fam . Beautiful photos. All of them!

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  25. Wonderful set of pictures. I love seeing the flowers and even the animals.Great photography.

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  26. O well, I loved the Cattle, they are something else, and I love the the chickens, fabulous.

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  27. I thoroughly enjoyed tour of the garlic farm. Love the horses!

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  28. What a beautiful place. Your photos are wonderful. Love the Highland cattle and the hare sculpture.

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  29. the hellebores are gorgeous. love that sweeping pasture with the 3 horses in it and Tory is so beautiful.

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  30. Thats a fine set of photos Margaret


    peter

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  31. I truly enjoyed sharing your visit to the Garlic Farm. So many good things to see and photograph and fences to boot!
    Very memorable!

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  32. What a fascinating place this is. Those flowers are stunning. I've never seen Hellibores that color or double like some of those blooms. - Those cattle are so fuzzy and cute. Awesome home there on the farm. Some great fences and handsome horses too.

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  33. beautiful animals. i love the horses. enjoy the blooms too. i don't think i have ever seen one of those cattle in person only on this bloggy forum. ( :

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  34. Wonderful post! I thoroughly enjoyed all of the pictures, especially the cattle.

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  35. Beautiful flowers! Love that statue.

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  36. Hi Margaret, what a wonderful farm. I love seeing the animals. Your flower photos are stunning.
    Beautiful post!
    CM

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  37. Such pretty flowers at the Garlic Farm. I loved seeing the horses. This is a beautiful place!

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  38. These are grand photos Margaret. The flowers are stunning and so are the animals. I enjoyed the people photos too. How wonderful that they are still employing people in their 80s. I am a big believer in people working for as long as they want and are able, and employers could benefit from this more than they do. Enjoyed today's post again and looking forwared to the next one.

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  39. What a place! I think Highland Cattle are so beautiful. I love the pics of the horses. It looks like a lot is going on at the Garlic farm

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  40. awwwww, farm life, so rewarding!! lovely critters and beautiful flowers, in all the many shade of purple!!!!

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  41. wow, so much more then fences to see in that place. Love the critters and the old house :)

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