Road trip!

Not that I don’t have enough to do around here, but on Sunday I went with our friend Pam of Hatchtown Farm on a road trip to Vermont.  She needed to pick up a ram from another Coopworth breeder in eastern Vermont and wanted a traveling companion (Mountain Vewe Farm, West Newbury).  When do I ever say no to a road trip?  With the possibility of going to another sheep farm, it’s a difficult opportunity to turn down.  So off we went on Sunday morning, armed for a cold day in a much higher elevation than we have on the coast.  We decided that going west through Maine was a much better route than going all the way down the coast to NH and then taking an interstate all the way north again.  Armed with a GPS unit, Google maps and a road atlas, we took off.  It was really a beautiful ride, west on 302 through Naples, Bridgton and Fryeburg and on into North Conway, NH.  As we drove, we began to see many less leaves on the trees, some rain, a little sleet, and of course,

Mt. Washington on the horizon

snow-capped peaks in the White Mountains!  And as we drove across New Hampshire, it really began to rain.  We definitely were not prepared for that!

As we got closer to our friend’s farm in Vermont, we passed a farm with a field of Scottish Highland cattle.  I have a very soft spot in my heart for these guys, and so we had to stop and take some pictures.  In spite of the weather, it was a fun trip and Pam brought home a very handsome ram!

Highland meat cattle in the rain
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