The Paakkonen's are in a state of transition. After many hours, day's, weeks and month's of painstaking debate, we have decided to pull up stakes in Kitchener, Ontario and make the move to rural Carmen, Manitoba.
We have been given a fantastic opportunity to live in a peaceful, rural setting where we can explore and grow our photographic talents.
Heather was there taking care of her sister for about four month's and I flew out at the end of July for a week.
At the farm so far we have three great dogs, soon to be five. Three Alpacas, Three goats, Three Guinea Hens, a Pot Bellied Pig and a billion cats! There is a small barn in which I will be converting a loft into a Studio/Man Cave for Paakkonen Photography...I cannot wait!
Below is a small sampling of the images from the farm and surrounding area. By clicking on the images you will be directed to the Hi-Res Gallery where I have posted all of the pictures from the trip... don't forget to come back :D
Charlie with the barn in the background
Charlie grabbing a frisbee in front of the goat pens
Winston photo-bombed me as I was setting up for a macro shot :))
Bruce in a meadow
Heather throwing the frisbee for the super dogs
Merlin the Alpaca
Hershey the Goat
Baby the Pig... AKA Ham Sandwich :D
My 50's Fordson Major Tractor... Love this thing!
Bob, on walk-about around the acreage
Ya,it's a cat
Lightning strike... Yikes!
Local area, Canola field, Sunflowers and old Grain Elevators
Happy Wifey :))
So I've been back for awhile now and Heather flew home a couple weeks ago. We are super busy selling off a lot of our our old crap...errrr.... quality home merchandise. I did however manage to get eight of ten entries into the August Chrysta Rae Scavenger Hunt.
I will post those images sometime later this week.