Saturday, June 27, 2015

Appleton Farms

Appleton Farms is close to 1000 acres of New England at its finest. Located in Ipswich and Hamilton, MA it is perfect place for happy cattle. 
The land was stunning! The farm was started back in 1636 by Samuel Appleton and it probably looks almost the same as it did back then. There are some old crumbled foundations on the property that must be centuries old. 
The land was deeded to the Trustees of Reservations in 1998 by the Appleton family and can now be enjoyed by everyone. It has been kept a working farm and even has a store for its beef, cheese and yogurt.
There were plenty of happy cows.
I don't think this guy was happy to see us!
The wildflowers were beautiful.

Birds. I hand the camera over to Jim when there are birds since I usually can't make them out in the trees!
Eventually I will invest in the camera lens attachment for better bird watching photos.
Do you see some serious camouflage in the center of the photo?
Then a red winged blackbird decided to kick the crane out of its territory!
This walk was absolutely beautiful.We only explored a small part of it. This is another one of those places that would be an amazing autumn walk!

I hope you enjoyed this nature trip with us. Thank you for stopping by! ~Val

17 comments:

  1. what a nice area! and i love that it is still a working farm! the first shot is awesome with the sweeping tree to frame the view!

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  2. the place is so beautiful
    love the pictures too

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  3. Thanks for taking us along on your walk! It looks like a perfect place for a walk, great that it's open for everyone to enjoy. Did you take home some cheese?

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  4. How beautiful! I love long walks in nature and it's great to explore some new areas too :)
    Amazing shot of the birds!

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  5. So charming and peaceful! I'm sure it restored your soul. My, I'm sounding kinda Biblical there.

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  6. beautiful post Val, and what peaceful place to visit

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  7. What a beautiful and calming piece of paradise!

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  8. The landscape of the farm and wildlife there is beautiful Val. You captured some beautiful moments. It has a lot of history. Very beautiful.
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  9. Seems like a great place to visit. I'm sure it was a lovely day for you!

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  10. What a lovely place to walk... and what lovely photos too!

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  11. Your pics look amazing
    and so is that place.
    It must be so lovely to be there in person.

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  12. So beautiful. I love nature. The images are so beautiful.
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  13. Lovely photos and post!!!
    Have a nice day, dear Val!!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  14. unas fotos preciosas, la de la vaca es muy chula

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  15. I like your blog and your post. you want to follow us? I already follow you. I hope

    Abarajando

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  16. Yes, I did enjoy this nature walk. So calm and peaceful and beautiful. :-)

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  17. I love this nature trip Val! Gorgeous area! Yes in Autumn would be so beautiful! That cow made me laugh! LOL! Love the red wing black bird and crane! Hugs ;o)

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val