Ostrichland USA

As we pack our bags for this week’s trip, I can’t help but think back to the first time Spencer visited me in California. We didn’t document the beautiful beaches, visiting his sister, wandering through the fake danish village/tourist trap, or hiking through a rock maze, but we did get pictures of the moment my siblings decided that he was cool.

feeding ostriches

This was also the moment, I decided that I no longer wanted to ride an ostrich. Thank you Swiss Family Robinson for making that sound so easy. Turns out, ostriches are vicious.

ostrich farm

Look at those menacing eyes.

ostrichThe only animals that can one up them in hammering their heads toward food are Emus.

feeding emusThis trip also classically conditioned my littlest sister to associate Spencer with ostriches. Every time my family drove passed the farm (and often multiple times a day–they lived in the boonies) she shouted “Pencer! Ostriches!”

The cousins and roommates vetted Spencer in an extensive process, for my siblings it was easy.

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  • Sylvia

    I literally squeed when I saw these pictures. I love their little bobbley heads poking out :D! (huge animal lover)

    Sylvia | http://www.theoutfitlab.com

    • anneandspencer.com

      They’re funny animals, aren’t they Sylvia!

      • Sylvia

        Yes ! 🙂

      • Sylvia

        Ah I also nominated you for a Liebster award thing, it’s mostly (from what I can see) a questionnaire program to promote each other :P. My questions are here; let me know if you decide to participate (but no worries if you don’t… it takes a while to fill out).

        Sylvia | The Outfit Lab

        • anneandspencer.com

          Sylvia, sorry to take so long to respond. I had a crazy week and am just catching up on the blog. I’m honored that you would nominate me for the Liebster award, but I’m going to have to hold off for now. I’d love to collaborate with you in another way though. Also, are you redoing your blog? I tried to visit and there is a message about “custom domain mapping”?

  • Too cute!! LOVE this!


    Wendy Watson from College Cheese

    • anneandspencer.com

      Thanks Wendy!

  • Mel

    This looks like a fun time! Great photos!


    • anneandspencer.com

      Thanks Mel! Good luck moving!

    • anneandspencer.com

      Thanks Laura!

  • I’ve been to an ostrichfarm a few years ago and I loved it, they’re so cute! I also wanted you to know that I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award because I really enjoy reading your blog and looking at your pictures. You deserve it! 🙂

    Vany x

    • anneandspencer.com

      That’s so cool that you’ve also been to an ostrich farm, Vany. It’s definitely a unique experience:) Thank you so much for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I’m going to have to pass for now, but you are so thoughtful to nominate me! I’d love to do a collaboration with you in the future!

      • That sounds lovely, we should definitely collaborate some time! 🙂 x

  • Jessica (What To Style)

    Amazing pictures! Looks like you all had so much fun there! =D
    Thanks for visiting my blog!


    • anneandspencer.com

      Thanks Jessica, it really was fun!

  • Dressed with soul

    Dear Anne, I have never been to an ostrich farm but I can imagine it is really fun! I think it’s not necessary to ride an ostrich 🙂 Did I count right: you have 5 siblings? Or are there also your cousins on the picture? But I understand that this was a wonderful agreement for you when you siblings decided that Spencer is cool! In fact I’m convinced, he is 🙂 Thanks a lot for sharing so wonderful pictures full of life <3

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena


    • anneandspencer.com

      Rena, I have 7 siblings, but they weren’t all in the picture. Crazy, isn’t it? As a child I was never bored because someone was always doing something!

  • Fabrizia Spinelli

    Wow, magical family moment!

    Fabrizia – Cosa Mi Metto???

    • anneandspencer.com

      Thanks Fabrizia!

  • anneandspencer.com

    Thanks Paola!

  • anneandspencer.com

    Thanks Stephanie!