Friday, April 25, 2014

On Our Trip To Ooty.


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)
                                            This Jimmy the dog


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 were all so sweet

                                      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.

                                                                     The mother

                                                            I loved her French cut 


                                                          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!

33 comments:

  1. those are beautiful pictures , you had a good time then. and yes hats off to such successful people ..


    Bikram

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    1. Yes we did have a good time . Thanks Bikram.

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  2. Wonderful pictures Rama, farms are always enchanting to visit but a lot goes into running one. The carnations look lovely and the goat kids are sooo adorable.

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    1. I know farm business is not a joke, it is very hard work, plus you have to get good helpers too, be prepared for something or other may go wrong anytime. It is good to visit and appreciate and click pictures for people like us.

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  3. I am glad you all had a great time. And, thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

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  4. Pretty refreshing post and pictures. ( Though the horses look a tad lean).Reminds of James Herriot books

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    1. Yeah they do look lean, but they are looked after very well, maybe it depends on the breed also, for I noticed all of them were lean.

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  5. You took me to the farm house! It is always gratifying to visit one especially when we need a break from our city life. All the pictures are so beautiful Rama.

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  6. beautiful pictures,..i really envy the people who live in such beautiful surroundings..

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  7. What a beautiful place. And the goat kids and foal pics are simply adorable!! Spending a few days, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, amidst the lap of nature can be so refreshing and rejuvenating!

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    1. Yes Shilpa it was a well deserved break.

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  8. the pics are a visual treat,Glad you had a nice holiday. yes, many have taken up unconventional careers after studying for professional degrees. a welcome change.

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    1. Yes always changing according to one's interest in life can make life so much more fruitful.

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  9. A matter of pride to make a living from what one loves to do! Very nice to read this post and see some lovely pics too, Rama:)

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    1. Thank you Harish for liking the pictures.

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  11. And where is Jimmy?..... I mean no picture?
    That carnation bunch is simply beautiful.

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    1. Yeah, I am feeling so bad, that I totally forgot to take pictures of him. Anyway I have asked the others who had taken lots of pictures to send one of his.
      Yes the carnations are really beautiful did you notice the green one, such an unusual color.

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  12. Lovely post Rama! It's nice to be in the nature and enjoy its beauty. Must have been a wonderful experience.

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  13. Nice pics! and beautiful place too...is this open to visitors by any chance -:) planning a visit to Ooty and kido loves animals...looking for a farm stay...

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  14. Nice pics! and beautiful place too...is this open to visitors by any chance -:)...planning a visit to Ooty and kido is fond of farm/farm animals...looking for a farm stay...

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  15. Thanks . These are private farm houses not for visitors. But i am sure there are many lovely homestays in Ooty and Coonoor where you can get the farmhouse kind of homely atmosphere. I have seem some beautifully located Homestays in the net.

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  16. Aha! Rama a feast sumptuous for the sight.Felt like being there.I had been to Ooty a decade or more ago.A lot o changes might have intruded.Beautiful.

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    1. Thanks. Yes it has developed a lot, there is heavy traffic in the main shopping street, and the place is becoming very crowded. However, places a little away from the city is still .

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  17. Nice post Rama! Ooty is one of the most famous hill stations in southern India.

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  18. This is such a beautiful post... I actually saw me and my husband in that place about 5 years down the line :) Staying in outskirts with animals all around and growing own fruits and veggies... Life can't get better... Good to know you had a nice time and glad to have come across you blog :)

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  19. Nice to reading this blog regarding On Our Trip To Ooty. Thanks for sharing this with us! Ooty is the ideal hill station for tourists to visit on any Tour to Tamil Nadu. One of the most popular tourist places in entire India, Ooty is a treasure trove of breathtaking natural beauty. The numerous tourist attractions in Ooty include the verdant hills, cascading waterfalls and sparkling brooks, dense forests, hill view resorts in Ooty, sprawling grasslands and extensive tea gardens.

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  20. Your photos proove everything you say! It's such a wonderful, serene place and the carnations are great!

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