COUNTRY LIFE / by Micaela

Since coming back from Scotland I seem to be trying to return there every day.

Today I took Roan to the Prospect Park Zoo.  Behind the sea lion exhibit is a petting zoo abuzz with about 50 kids pawing at 8 sheep and goats.  There were chickens encased behind glass like Hannibal Lecter.  Anticlimactic doesn't begin to describe how pitiful this meager display of husbandry is compared to life in Scotland.

To whit: city sheep...

... and country sheep

This Saturday I've planned an outing to the Dutchess County fair, complete with a goat pavilion and Rosaire's Racing pigs, an improvement I hope.