Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday Musings – On the Farm






Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Old MacDonald had a farm, 
E-I-E-I-O.

And on his farm he had some chicks, 
E-I-E-I-O.

With a chick, chick here,
And a chick, chick there,
Here a chick, there a chick,
Everywhere a chick, chick,

Old MacDonald had a farm, 
E-I-E-I-O.






The farmer was George Vanderbilt III, a member of one of America’s oldest & wealthiest families. In 1895 George Vanderbilt built a French Renaissance style chateau, The Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, North Carolina and it is referred to as “America’s largest home.” The photos are from Antler Farms, part of the Biltmore Estate.

Link to the Biltmore Estates here

Link to Antler Farms and the Inn at the Biltmore here.


30 comments:

  1. I went recently also..Love tractors..barns..chickens:)His hair looks like mine this morning:)

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  2. What a fun post. Looks like the top rooster is enjoying that sunflower. And love the comment from La Table De Nana ... yup, mine too. :)

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    1. Penny, we were there last year for my b'day and stayed at the Inn. The Inn does a fabulous job of pampering their guests and would definitely go back. It makes a nice leisurely weekend.
      Sam

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  4. I don't think I ever expected a live chicken post from you :-) but the first one sure is unique looking.

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  5. I like that chicken--paying no attention to the messy "head", he/she looks like quite a strutter. I love the Inn and the estate. It has been a long time since our last visit.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  6. Great pictures, Sam! (That silly looking chicken is a Polish Crested -- they come in lots of colors and hairstyles.)

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  7. Un@ no se encuentra nunca solo en medio de la NATURALEZA!!!
    Saludos amiga :)

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  8. Hey that first chick has my hairstyle!!! Looks like a beautiful place to visit-enjoy:@)

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  9. oh how fun! We have a Old Mcdonalds' farm here in Houston that my son loves to go to! Our chickens don't look as cute as that one! LOL!

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  10. Not sure when I last time visited a farm....sighs...
    Great clicks, Sam.

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  11. I love Antler Hill Village and the farm area, and this post reminds me that my passes are going to waste! I vowed to go this year when the sunflowers were in bloom, but missed it, I'm sure. Ahh... so much to do, and so many places calling my name!

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    1. Brenda, lucky you to live close. I wish we were just a tiny bit closer so we could enjoy those passes too. I would also love to go to some of the concerts on the lawn.
      Sam

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  12. That is one crazy looking rooster. Enjoying a day at the farm is a special time indeed.

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  13. Thank you for taking us along Sam ~ great photos!! I especially like that Polish Crested; who can resist smiling when you see one?! ((hugs)) ~m.

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  14. That first bird is a really hot chick! Always nice to see my old mountain hometown lauded. At this time of year, the place really shines. :-)

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  15. How adorable is that baby?!! Quite a hairdo. :)

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  16. We never had chickens this beautiful on the farm where I grew up. They are so colorful! Love Monique's comment...LOL.

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  17. Love the hair style on that top bird LOL. Take care Diane

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  18. What great photos! That is the most unusual chicken I think I've ever seen.

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  19. I had no idea Biltmore had a working farm too. That's what happene when you visit the winery first!

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  20. Love that top chicken! Tres chic!

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  21. That chicken really brings a smile to my face! I've never seen one quite so eclectic :) What a wonderful place that must be to visit!

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  22. I went to biltmore house in 7th grade

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  23. I love that chicken! I love just watching animals; I think they are fascinating and hysterical.

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  24. Crappy small farm..... ;) :) :-)

    That chicken reminds me of a joke....
    This old man is riding the city bus. He is watching the people get on the bus and get off of the bus. At one stop, a kid with a mohwak gets onto the bus. He had his mohawk dyed all of the colors of the rainbow; red, purple, orange, etc. The old man can't take his eyes off of the kid. He just keeps staring and staring. Finally, the kid gets up and walks over to the old man and says, "Haven't you ever done anything wild and crazy before in your life?" The old man replies, "Yes, once I [bleeped] a chicken and I think you may be my son!"

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Sam