The agricultural team at Fort Steele works with a variety of domesticated farm animals to offer demonstrations of farm life in the late 1800s. There are several Clydesdale horses on the site and a new foal was born 9 days before we were at Fort Steele. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to get a got picture of the newest Clydesdale, nor of any of the Large Black Pig piglets.
Here are a few of the animals…
In addition to the domesticated farm animals, there was an abundance of birds in the area. A bald eagle hunted in the area several times a day and perched in a dead tree across the Kootenay River in between flights. Songbirds were plentiful. I enjoyed the chance to photograph some of the hundreds of tree swallows nesting at the Fort…
4 thoughts on “Fort Steele Animals”
I like your Fort Steel series very much!
Thanks for the encouragement. It’s a very engaging way for grade 5 and grade 7 students from the Calgary Science School to learn Canadian history. And it’s pretty engaging for the parent volunteers who go along, too! There’s nothing quite like getting up every few hours all night long to stoke the wood stove in the sleeping barracks to make you appreciate our modern standard of living!
A great series of shots! Very charming indeed!! =)
Thanks! Off to check your blog…great choice for your site name.