Flying Cow Ranch

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Photos by MJ Klein (photos are geotagged)

Recently, my wife and I took Phoenix to the famous Flying Cow Ranch.  Even though it was a weekend and crammed with people, we had a good time, and Phoenix got to interact with some animals.

Flying Cow Ranch

Flying Cow Ranch

From the looks of this sign, you’d think that everything was spread out over a couple of KM.  But it’s all compact and easily walkable.

Flying Cow Ranch

We decided to go to the Pasture Animals area first.   This is a zoom telephoto shot of the corral near the barn.

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A nice rolling hill….

Flying Cow Ranch

Flying Cow Ranch

This sign talked about the difference between 2 cow breeds.

Flying Cow Ranch

Another informative sign about a cow’s mouth.

Flying Cow Ranch

Flying Cow Ranch

As you can see, Phoenix is not one bit afraid of the cows.  It was obvious that she liked them.

Flying Cow Ranch

Flying Cow Ranch

The cows were being called back to the barn….

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because it was feeding time for them.

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These are grass-fed cattle.

Flying Cow Ranch

Nearby, a couple of goats were tied up, and Phoenix tried feeding them, once again, not afraid.

Flying Cow Ranch

Flying Cow Ranch

This goat wouldn’t take anything from Phoenix, for some reason.  Mommy shows her how to do it.

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Mommy tries the other goat.

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Phoenix tries the other goat too.

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Next we walked over to this gift shop/store for a break.

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Right beside are the Barbados Black Belly Sheep.

Flying Cow Ranch

Flying Cow Ranch

They make ice cream at the ranch, using milk from those cows we saw earlier.  Phoenix said it was good!

Flying Cow Ranch

This area has a network of misters that spray water mist to cool down the area.  It almost looks like smoke.

Flying Cow Ranch

Next, we went to the duck feeding area.  Or, I should say “duckling.”

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I guess you have to tell people not to hurt the baby ducks.

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Right beside the ducks are baby goats, which we’ll get to in a moment.

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Phoenix really liked the little ducks.

Flying Cow Ranch

Flying Cow Ranch

At this place, you can get a bottle of milk to feed the baby goats, or some duck feed.  I got Phoenix a bottle.

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Here you see Phoenix taking the bottle over to the baby goats.

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I was surprised at how fearless she was about feeding the baby goats.  She certainly knows what a bottle is, and she was only too happy to feed them milk.

Flying Cow Ranch

Flying Cow Ranch

Mommy helps out.

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The milk was gone rather quickly.

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But the goats didn’t believe her when she said the bottle was empty.  So, Phoenix showed them.

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Now, time to feed the baby ducks.  We put the feed into this handled bucket.

Flying Cow Ranch

Flying Cow Ranch

The duck food lasted even less time than the goat milk!  Again, Phoenix showed no fear of the baby ducks.

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We then went around to the rabbit house.

Flying Cow Ranch

Phoenix really enjoyed seeing the bunnies, saying “rabbit” in Chinese, over and over.

Flying Cow Ranch

Flying Cow Ranch

This is a genuine rabbit hole!

Flying Cow Ranch

Flying Cow Ranch

There is a long wall that has been painted with this mural about farm things.

Flying Cow Ranch

We brought our stroller along with us, because we didn’t know how much walking there was, and Phoenix is still pretty small (1 year, 8 months here).   She didn’t ride all that much, just toward the end.

Flying Cow Ranch

Flying Cow Ranch

Now we’re back to where we started.

Flying Cow Ranch

We’ll have to come back on some weekday and try the food.

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A nice leisurely stroll down to the parking lot.

Flying Cow Ranch

This is an overview map of the ranch.  If you click on it you have the option of viewing it in the large size.

Overall, we were very pleased with the Flying Cow Ranch.  As these things go in Taiwan, you never know what you’re going to end up seeing.  This is a great place for kids, and it’s not so large that it will wear you out.  Sounds like a win/win to us!

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6 comments

    1. hi Todd. so now you know what it’s like. not strenuous at all and the animals are cute and apparently used to children. so maybe we’ll see a writeup in your blog someday! take care.

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