Thursday, February 17, 2011

Riverdale Farm: Structures

On that happy fall visit to Riverdale Farm, I took a lot more pictures.

Riverdale Farm was once the Toronto Zoo, which is hard to imagine, as it's not a big place. Of course since then the Toronto Zoo has opened and it's a great, big place on the outskirts of the city. Riverdale Farm then came into being, an opportunity for city kids to see how a 19th-century farm might be run. It's a little haven in the city, and one of my favourite places to escape to.

I love the farm house, the sort of building I'd love to own, but in the country!

The gardens are full of fragrant herbs.

Approaching the main barn, where you'll find goats and sheep, when they're not outside.

One of the attractive, slopey enclosures where the sheep enjoy laying about, being woolly.

The smaller barn where the chickens hang out. If you're there at the right time, you can purchase some very free-range eggs, usually a small carton featuring eggs of very different sizes.

Two more buildings in the complex. Do you see why I treasure such a spot right in the city?

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