We were planning on visiting Silja's, my wife's, cousin, his wife, and her aunt in Sanford, North Carolina on our way from Chesnee, South Carolina to the Dismal Swamp of Southeastern Virginia. We were last out here during my big year in 2016, stopping by after Hatteras pelagics. I have not seen Silja's aunt Mary Ann in a decade. I looked at some ideas and then on Harvest Host, a site for more intriguing camping options, I saw the Misty Morning Ranch near Robbins NC. It was an Ostrich Farm. When the cousins heard we were camping at an Ostrich farm, they volunteered to drive over to see us. I guess we were more interesting then their backyard in the pines. How often do you get to have a picnic on the side of a road at an Ostrich farm?
A quick review of how we got here...this is day 12 of our 2021 epic RV tour
So, we pulled into the farm on the outskirts of the little town and set up shop right next to "Ed," one of the male ostriches. Ed was an interesting neighbor and provided something to watch while we caught up old family stories and I "slaved" on the BBQ.
I have seen wild ostriches in Africa but I have never heard one, the deep almost frog like sound the male woke me up with this morning was a highlight of the day. His little dance was also good for amusement many times.