Connemara, the Carl Sandburg home is one of our favorite local trips. The grounds are lovely in all seasons and there are great hiking trails and points of interest. But in Spring it's all about the kids. That is what draws us there in April. This year we were not disappointed.
Carl Sandburg's wife was an award-winning goat breeder, and generations of offspring from her original herd still live at Connemara. You can read more about the Sandburgs and the home which is now a National Park here.
One of the new kids on the block
Still nursing, but the kids already nibble on grass
The farm cat doing what farm cats do
The little kids huddle together despite the warm weather.
Their mothers were in the meadow right then.
The males are kept separate from the females. The brown one seems to be the alpha.
He re-directed this one for no apparent reason other than that he could.
It is humbling to stand in places where the Pulitzer Prize winning author walked and lived and wrote. He lived at Connemara for 22 years and died there in 1967. His wife Lilian was determined that his home in Flat Rock should be preserved in perpetuity and the site officially opened as a National Park in 1974.
The Golden Girls loved the trails at Connemara even though they could not be off lead. Here they are taking a rest in April of 2012. Princess Lucy is, of course on top of the stump.