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.
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.
We decided to go to the Pasture Animals area first. This is a zoom telephoto shot of the corral near the barn.
A nice rolling hill….
This sign talked about the difference between 2 cow breeds.
Another informative sign about a cow’s mouth.
As you can see, Phoenix is not one bit afraid of the cows. It was obvious that she liked them.
The cows were being called back to the barn….
because it was feeding time for them.
These are grass-fed cattle.
Nearby, a couple of goats were tied up, and Phoenix tried feeding them, once again, not afraid.
This goat wouldn’t take anything from Phoenix, for some reason. Mommy shows her how to do it.
Mommy tries the other goat.
Phoenix tries the other goat too.
Next we walked over to this gift shop/store for a break.
Right beside are the Barbados Black Belly Sheep.
They make ice cream at the ranch, using milk from those cows we saw earlier. Phoenix said it was good!
This area has a network of misters that spray water mist to cool down the area. It almost looks like smoke.
Next, we went to the duck feeding area. Or, I should say “duckling.”
I guess you have to tell people not to hurt the baby ducks.
Right beside the ducks are baby goats, which we’ll get to in a moment.
Phoenix really liked the little ducks.
At this place, you can get a bottle of milk to feed the baby goats, or some duck feed. I got Phoenix a bottle.
Here you see Phoenix taking the bottle over to the baby goats.
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.
Mommy helps out.
The milk was gone rather quickly.
But the goats didn’t believe her when she said the bottle was empty. So, Phoenix showed them.
Now, time to feed the baby ducks. We put the feed into this handled bucket.
The duck food lasted even less time than the goat milk! Again, Phoenix showed no fear of the baby ducks.
We then went around to the rabbit house.
Phoenix really enjoyed seeing the bunnies, saying “rabbit” in Chinese, over and over.
This is a genuine rabbit hole!
There is a long wall that has been painted with this mural about farm things.
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.
Now we’re back to where we started.
We’ll have to come back on some weekday and try the food.
A nice leisurely stroll down to the parking lot.
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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