While we were up in British Columbia visiting my family we did a lot of fun things. On this day we decided to visit a tourist attraction that wasn't there when my kids were little. Good thing or we would have been begged to stop there every trip to the city!
It looks as though the owners moved in an antique barn and then just built onto it as the business grew. This is in a beautiful open valley between the mountains and right along side of the highway that runs through the Okanagan Valley. The place is filled with beautiful flowers and antique wagons and the smell of homemade goodies.
Years ago it started out as just a tiny fruit stand. Now they have a nice goat petting area (very clean and neat) with places to wash up after visiting the critters and a tall bridge that the goats can climb up. The older and wiser ones know that if they wait up there eventually someone will pay for some tastey morsels...put them in the cup and then crank them up to where they are waiting. I don't know why but I never did get a picture of that!
There are 3 buildings that you can wander around in that are filled with neat things...a bit touristy but quite different too.
The best part is the food area...oh my!
There was homemade pies and sausage and cheese and baked goods that you can take out and eat in the shade. Homemade apple cider and icecream was very tempting too.
I wish I had gotten pictures of the food but there were way too many people to get a good shot not to mention the fact that my hands were full of food and other goodies as I stood in line....forever!
We ate our fresh made sausage rolls outside and enjoyed the beautiful day. There were over 300 forest fires in BC at the time but this was the first day we had seen any smoke. It got so bad that you couldn't see the mountains at all but after a couple of hours of rain it cleared up and stayed that way for the rest of our vacation.
The flowers were beautiful and HUGE.
I guess it was all that goat manure!
They had some wonderful displays of antiques. You know...I just realized now that I never did check to see if some of those items were for sale.
I guess I figured since we flew up that there wasn't any use in checking anyway.
If you look closely at these last pictures you'll see it was a little smokey this day.
Tractors and nummy sausage rolls was all it took to keep our little Kash happy.
A good time was had by all.
I hope you have a wonderful day!