Ah, another Wheeler Farm post. I just love sharing my photography with you, and the day I visited Wheeler Historic Farm in Salt Lake City, UT with my photography class was a good one for photos. I took SO MANY amazing shots. Usually, when you’re taking photos you get one or two good ones for ever 50-100 shots you take, it’s just how photography can work out. However this day, last spring, I was able to take so many shots that I actually like and want to share.
One of the fun things about Wheeler Farm is all the farm animals you can walk around and look at. It’s kind of a fun little piece of still-functioning farm land located really close to the heart of the city, and to lots of little sub-cities around it. This farm has a ton of cows on it. You may or may not know this, but I actually grew up on a farm with cows. We raised them, fed them early in the morning, and then sold them later on. Surprisingly, having cows as “pets” led me to really dislike cows in general. Mostly because they’re not very bright, and they’re stubborn to boot. What happens when an 800 pound cow gets out of it’s pen? You have to chase it through the neighborhood and try and convince it to get back in it’s pen. Let me tell you, that’s a difficult task for a fifteen year old girl home alone-and the cows know it! They kind of just look at you like “nah, I don’t want to” and go the opposite direction. Thanks cow, I hate you. Okay fine, I like you better when I’m not responsible for you and I can just take some photos.
Cows are still kind of cute, and pretty friendly typically, especially when they’re just calves. A lot of the time they are happy to come to the fence and beg you for a little attention. There were a few little ones born just over a month prior at the farm that day, and it was so fun to interact with the babies. I don’t remember all of their names, but this friendly black and white beauty is Violet.
How do you feel about cows? Ever raised one?
Farm Equip: http://mysocalledchaos.com/2015/09/wheeler-historic-farm-photos.html