Here’s another photo from my latest visit to Conner Prairie. Benjamin is excitedly watching a Jersey cow as the maiden on the stool explains about the milking process. I had to get him to move a few seconds after taking this as the cow wasn’t too happy about the process. She kicked at the floor just in front of him and it was then that I realized he was about to learn more about cows—the wrong way. He moved and the milking resolved.
What you may not see in this photo is the barn cat. It’s up on the wall behind and headed towards the first bucket of milk. Once I had Benjamin safely out of the way, I also warned the guy with the suspenders about the milk. The cat was shooed away and the milk was saved.
If you haven’t already done so, take a few minutes to check out Conner Prairie’s web site. There are several period sections to the grounds and many special events throughout the year. I’ll post more if I find some nice shots. Otherwise, if you’re looking for a nice day out and some family time, head up to Fishers, IN and check it out.
By the way, the cat didn’t appreciate being ratted out and continued to look for some way to get back up on the wall. Here’s a shot of the cat. All of this took place in the lower section of an Amish barn so the lighting was tricky. This is the best I could do with the photo given the camera and lighting limitations.