Cows and Goats and Sheep, Oh My!

The Del Mar Fair in San Diego is a fun annual tradition I hadn’t experienced in a long time. And by long time, I mean the last time I did there was some ’80s hair band playing the Saturday night main stage and no one even thought it was ironic.

State and county fairs are a great way to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, which for me means bruise-inducing carnival rides, deep-fried everything, and adorable farm animals. Today we’ll look at the latter.

Cows and Goats and Sheep, Oh My!

This little guy is wearing a coat because he’s about to get shown off in the ring and needs to stay clean.

Cows and Goats and Sheep, Oh My!

I’m sorry to say this is not a unicorn. (The other horn is hidden behind his curly pompadour.)

Cows and Goats and Sheep, Oh My!

On the flip side of what you might hope for in a goat, these guys are also not what they seem, which is members of the KKK.

Cows and Goats and Sheep, Oh My!

I have no idea what caused this one to deserve the straitjacket, but I shot this with a zoom lens just in case.

Cows and Goats and Sheep, Oh My!

“Let us out.”

Cows and Goats and Sheep, Oh My!

“Seriously. Let us out.”

Cows and Goats and Sheep, Oh My!

The ropes upset me, but then I’m a big ol’ mushball when it comes to animals. This is one gorgeous cow.

Cows and Goats and Sheep, Oh My!

To end on a happier, less imprisoned note, you can’t tell me this little one isn’t smiling.

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6 Comments

  1. Judie Ashford June 17, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    Love the smile! Very cute caption!! ;->

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    • deonne June 18, 2014 at 11:19 am #

      Judie – Thanks! Adorableness abounds at the fair.

  2. Manisha June 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    More unicorn picture, please! Love the pretty cow and the hilarious commentary on the capes.
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    • deonne June 18, 2014 at 11:19 am #

      Manisha – Glad you liked the pictures. It was quite the menagerie!

  3. Shelley Abell June 18, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    Love Fairs, the smells, Animals and food….. we have a lot of them around where I live. Still kids willing and wanting to do this sort of thing, a lot of work for them. America traditions live on in small towns and the country.

    • deonne June 18, 2014 at 11:20 am #

      Shelley – Yes, I love the Americana of it all. It’s sweet and earnest.

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