Category Archives: Our Farm Animals

New Llama buddies… Major & Big Al

After we sadly lost Little D to an unfortunate accident (read prior post), we thought Stormy looked lost and lonely.  Through Carol from Wolf Creek Farms we were able to acquire 2 beautiful gelded males from a friend of hers, Val Carmichael of Agape Lland Llamas The big one (and I mean BIG!), is called…

Neuturing your buck

I’m often asked which method I prefer.  I’ve used the scalpel method (not for the faint of heart), the Burdizzo & we had our Zebu “banded”.  Here’s my opinion of each one. The first bucks I altered I used the Burdizzo.  My husband held each of the 2 bucks while I used the tool.  I…

Mouse, our Bichon Frisé puppy

Scott & I realized since the passing of Murphy (our house Chihuahua), that our home felt sort of empty.  We’d discussed briefly the acquisition of a house dog and our only requirements were small & non-shedding. Wouldn’t you know it, with everything that we have going on we just had to have another responsibility!  I…

The Nursery

Spring has brought many little baby goats to the farm!  Actually the streak started Valentine’s day.  Here are the announcements! 02/14: Valentino & Valentina – Proud mom, Oreo 04/23: Ace – Proud mom, Bambi 04/30: Pepper – Proud mom, Cocoa 05/25: Gizmo – Proud mom, Chausette 06/11: Deuce – Proud mom, Brownie 06/14: Pee Wee…

Tank’s Story – the conclusion

Much has happened here since I posted last more than a month ago!  I’m not sure where to begin but I’ll try to remember all the important stuff. I realized that acquiring Tank had been a mistake.  As much as I loved the big guy, I didn’t have the time to exercise him.  I put…

Ziggy the Zebu

MAY 2ND, 2009 February 12th, we brought Ziggy to Danny’s of L & J Farm supply & had him undergo minor surgery. Ziggy was “banded” which is a humane & bloodless way to castrate him. The procedure is relatively simple… a strong elastic band is applied between his belly & testicles and within a few…

I broke my “Golden Rule”!

Yep, really didn’t think I’d ever do this but I suspect a couple of my neighbors knew it was just a question of time.  I got a horse.  I full size horse.  Actually I’d call it a horse & a half!  Let me tell you how I came to have “Tank”! Of course with me…

This and that on the farm

My goodness.. it’ been such a long time since I last posted!   I feel guilty that I haven’t kept my reader’s up with all the little things that have happened since I wrote about Murphy’s passing. February 14th Oreo finally gave birth to twins… Valentina & Valentino were born without any help from me.  I…

Boris the Camel

MARCH 28TH, 2009 My gosh, it’s been so long since I wrote about Boris! I’m sure most of you are aware that we sold Boris to Scott Allen of Pettit Creek Farms. It wasn’t an easy decision but it was the best decision for Boris. February 11th we brought Boris to Scott as we had…

Ziggy becomes a “Steer”

Poor Ziggy… Thursday the 12th of February we brought him to Danny’s (L & J Farm Supply) where he underwent a minor procedure… well, minor for us – major for Ziggy! We had Ziggy “banded”.   A heavy duty rubber band was applied between his belly and his testicles.  This band is then tightened to cut…