The plan was to meet a friend for a photo scouting trip last Saturday. We were going to tour a small organic farm in the West Marin area of the San Francisco Bay Area and along the way stop to visit some local cheese factories but we made a whole day of the event and after the farm tour we headed to the Tomales Bay area to pick up some fresh oysters.
The small cheese factories were a nice way to taste some local manufactured cheese and support their business. The Tara Firma Farm provided a nice tour explaining how they raised their chickens for cage free organic eggs, and pigs, goats and cattle for meat products. There weren’t many opportunities to find doors when you’re outdoors but I managed to get a shot of the old chicken coop (the chickens were in the process of being moved to other areas of the farm.
Some of the younger chicks were housed in right part of this building but the hen-house was on the right building next door.
The open door on the right was the old hen-house but most of the chickens were relocated to other areas on the farm. The open door on the left was a storeroom but the closed-door was where the younger birds lived before joining the other egg laying hens.
We were introduced to the resident barn owls (a parent and its offspring but they lived in different barns on the property). I shot photos of both but the parent was sleeping and the offspring woke up and watched me as I shot its photo.
The scouting event was fun and successful and we encountered many birds, cattle on trails and a gopher snake in addition to nice picturesque rolling hills landscape.
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