Local Heart, Global Soul

June 26, 2014

Pink Pigs, Cats And Cows… Of The Quirky Variety…

Filed under: ART,Delftland,PHOTOGRAPHY,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The  South Holland,Delftsland farm “Hoeve Bouwlust” is not just a working dairy farm but has diversified into providing a guest camping area, two small holiday apartments and making it’s own ice-cream.

All of the children present naturally made the most  of “pester power” to get as much of the ice-cream on offer as they possibly could, but the farm also offers hot and cold drinks to go with the ice-cream and has apparently become well known in recreational cycling circles too: which encompasses a very decent percentage of the Dutch population.

Although the site was quiet I did notice that every so often  little groups of cyclists would turn into the driveway and take a tea or coffee break as well as an ice-cream.

The farm has made the most of this by providing a nice seating area out the front, and incorporated a whimsical touch by adding little decorative ornaments in the shape of pigs, cows and bicycles. Even the bell has a cat’s head emblem on it.  I love quirky, arty things, and even though I’m really not someone who usually likes ornaments, the pink pig would have been most welcome in my home had he been for sale and if I had a nice garden space to put him in. The children of course wanted to play with them and would have had I let them and if it hadn’t started to drizzle lightly, sending them scurrying back to the tents with their ice-creams. I didn’t mind the  drizzle because it gave me time to photograph these in peace once everyone else headed inside.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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