During our recent trip to Ooty, with friends, we had the good fortune of visiting two Farms: an Animal farm in Mysore, and a Floriculture farm in Coonoor.
Animal Farm In Mysore:
We visited this farm on our way to Ooty. This farm belongs to one of my husband's classmate from IIT Madras.
Since we were all going as a group to Ooty for a short break, he invited us to his farm for lunch, which was just on the way.
It was a lovely farm with goats, cows, rabbits, and horses etc. We were amazed to see how attached he was to all the animals. They had such pretty names. He also had a dog named Jimmy, who was so thrilled to have so many visitors barging in the farm which would otherwise be so quiet and peaceful.
Jimmy was an absolute darling, he didn't drool over all the snacks made for us (dogs generally do, and it is difficult to control them). One could see absolute bliss in his eyes as he sat quietly among us posing for photographs and having his snacks which was catching all the flies, that dared to come within his reach, with his mouth. He was really cute. ( to think he was a pie dog, no fancy breed)
Then there was this whole gang of about 15 goats, the little ones were so cute, and all of them jostling for our attention, giving us their cutest looks.
They are cute babies expecting to be petted and loved
Aren't they really adorable?
Then there was a family of Horses too, looking quite handsome and beautiful : father, mother and their child.
Mother horse and the child
The baby was feeling very sleepy : when I next saw him he was fast asleep lying on the ground.
The father horse
We had a really enjoyable time in the farm. His farm house too was quite compact and comfortable.
Sometimes people take up engineering and later on opt out of it to pursue their other hidden passions.
Another classmate of my husband, who too is from IIT Madras, is doing floriculture business in Coonoor.
This is his house on top of a hill
One of the houses on top of the hill
There are just about 3-4 houses on top of a hill away from the Coonoor city.
We also saw Gopal Gandhi's house. There is so much peace and beauty all around
They get to wake up everyday to feast their eyes on such gorgeous views
Bunches of Carnation given to all of us
Even after a week they are still so fresh
Such lovely colors
We really enjoyed visiting his farm as well as house. It is always good to see people, branching out to various fields. And every field needs dedication and hard work to be successful.In these modern times, it is not unusual to see our mindsets changing for we no longer feel the need to be stuck in one field alone for the rest of our lives. These people are truly inspiring.
Hats off to such successful people!