16 March, 2008

Spring is here! (Hopefully)

It's been a lovely spring day and we thought we'd let you all tag along on our walk! We went down to the University of Agriculture and wandered around for a bit... It's rather pretty if we may say so ourselves. Wiew across the duck pond aproaching the campus.
One of our founding fathers, the old guys who wrote our constitution, came from our home town. On May 17th, our Constitutional Day all the children and loads of celebrating adults gather here in memory of Christian Magnus Falsen, our independence and our constitution.
A view more up close, not that you can read (or understand) the writing anyways.. Tee hee..
More pretty university buildings...
This is the old Dairy
From the back of the dairy - it's a museum now though.
This is a great site for a picnic! A bit later in spring there will be lots of flowers here, too!


This is one of the barns where they have cattle. When mom was just a youngster she used to wander down to the university in spring to visit the different barns. The people working there usually would let her (and sometimes her sister) in to see the kids, piglets, calves or other baby animals.
Baaaa...
Most animals were still indoors, but the sheep was outsite and tried to eat the first green shoots of grass.
Mom says the reason she didn't take more pictures of us is that we got impatient and went all over the place whenever she got out the camera. Well.. Cell phone..
The chickens live inside here, apparently. We didn't see them or anything. Mom says baby chickens are very cute when they're just hatched and fluffy and yellow.
Across that field is daycare for kids of the students (and perhaps staff?). They must have lots of fun!
From the hen house towards the horses..

Mom! Mom! Seee.....You might notice some of the horses in the background have a light spot on their side - it's a hole! Like a real hole with a lid on it! The scientist-people apparantly like to check out how the stuff the horses eat affects them. Mom says it's not painful at all, but we're not sure we'd like a hole in our tummies for her to look into...

Fruit trees and the spear of the church on top of the hill.
One neat thing is that pretty much anything that grows on the campus is labeled with info about what kind of tree/bush/plant it is so you risk learning something while taking your walk.
All I'm really interested in is checking out if Coco's butt smell any different from a few minutes earlier. It did. But just a little.

Spring kisses,
The WriggleButts

9 comments:

Nevis said...

Ahh...butt smell. My pugs adore thee, too.

Great pictures! It's so PRETTY there. Funny, I think most americans think that it does nothing but snow and people eat nothing but fish in Norway! Hey, that reminds me...do you guys eat sweedish meatballs, or do you have, like, a norwegian equivilent?

The Devil Dog said...

That is a beautiful campus. It was a beautiful walk. Thanks for taking us along. As for the holes in the horses, I don't think I would like that either. The sun came out here late this afternoon. Spring just might be coming.

Roxy

Daisy said...

What a beautiful place! You are very lucky to have such a place to go walking.

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Thanks for the tour! Sure is interesting to see where you live and all those places!
That sniffing picture is very funny!
I hope you had a great weekend
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Patience-please said...

Thank you for taking us along on your lovely walk through that fantastic campus!
Happy St. Pat's day and everyday!

wags from the whippets

Thor said...

Where you live is very pretty! We don't have as much green as you do!

Woos,
Thor

Simba said...

Hope you had a good weekend. Trying to catch up on all the blogs.

Simba xx

Clover said...

Hi guys!
What a pretty campus - looks like a great place for a walk! For dogs and humans too!! It seems kinda creepy that some horses have holes in their sides...
We have a nice walking place here too, where all the trees and plants are labelled like that! I will take pictures if we EVER get spring here...
Love Clover xo

Maya and Kena said...

Wow!!
That campus is really pretty!! And the animals are so cute! We agree with you, we wouldn't like a hole on our sides though..
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena