A Walk in the Park: Springtime Meanderings

Some days it’s just too BEAUTIFUL to be stuck indoors. Today was one of those days–mid 70s and sunny with a slight breeze. Perfect! So I grabbed the camera and headed out for one of my walks in the park. With 6 walking trails and the pedestrian roads connecting the Visitor Center to the barnyard, there are many routes to choose from. Usually I’ll opt for one of the trails; however today I wanted to see what was happening down on the colonial site.

Pic of the Week Caption Contest

One of our favorite things to do at the farm is to take photos — lots and lots of photos! From the barnyard and the colonial site to the river and the gardens and fields, the farm offers a lot of subjects for photography (or any art medium for that matter).

We often have such a good time thinking about fun and sometimes funny captions for many of the photographs that we thought, why should we have all the fun?

So, we ask you (our faithful followers) to join in on a Caption Contest.  Starting NOW, we’ll post a recently shot photo or “Pic” every other week for you to enjoy.  Fans can submit their best caption ideas to the Accokeek Foundation “panel”, which will review entries and select a winner. The winning caption will be posted in the following week’s eNewsletter.

Here is last week’s Pic with an example caption… (just to help you to get your creative juices flowing).

April Launch of Sprouts - Seeds and Spinach
If Jackson Pollock can do it, so can I
–(your name could go here)
Are you ready? After the jump, this week’s Pic is of two of our newest additions to the Heritage breed Hog Island sheep herd…

Food for Thought

by Matt Mattingly, Manager of the National Colonial Farm and Historic Interpretation You know what I miss the most about Southern California? It’s not the weather–75 and sunny all year round is great for the first week, but after that… not so much. It isn’t the beaches, or the sunsets, or the laid back lifestyle.…