Jul 9, 2011

The Garden of Eden....in Ohio

Last Saturday, Ben's side of the family met up for a belated Father's Day gift for his father at the Rolling Ridge Ranch, an exotic animal farm in Ohio's Amish Country.  To be honest, I went expecting to be under-impressed.  However, I was absolutely blown away by this place!  There are approximately 500-600 animals and birds, representing over 100 species from around the world that you get to feed, pet, and see up close.  It was an awesome experience that I would love to re-live again and again.

 The covered wagon that transported us from reality to the surreal for an hour.
Humphrey, the camel, greeted us right inside the gate.
 There were several litters of pot-bellied pigs.  
 This little guy was only a day or two old--he was soooo cute!
 Some of the animals were making their demands pretty obvious.

 Grace took the reins on a quiet part of the ride.

From Peru to Nigeria in 10 feet
 Leah was enthralled with the ride and the attention.
This guy was gloating over his feed haul.
 I "steered" clear of these bad boys.
 The Brahma had some serious tongue action going on.
Mr. Bison was IN YOUR FACE.

 A few more exotic animals
He strutted his stuff as soon as we walked over!  Stunning.
Just for the record, I took over 550 pictures in 2 hours....

Come visit and we'll take you down!

4 lovely comments:

Penny said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like a great place! Maybe sometime on our next furlough we can see it!:o)

Phyllis Blickensderfer said... Best Blogger Tips

I'll have to look that up! We visit relatives in Maumee, Ohio, every year or so. That would make a great trip for us. Aren't digital cameras a blessing?!!

loves2spin said... Best Blogger Tips

What fun! LOVE the pictures. Thank you!

cindy said... Best Blogger Tips

Neat place. The boys would love this!!