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Tweetie Nesting Instinct

Little Tweetie the orphaned sparrow is looking for a mate and feathering his nest which is inside of a chandelier at the ranch house. Beware if you're reading a paper or have anything that catches his eye - he'll steal it in a flash and fly off with it. 

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Hawk Switches Barns

Well, kind of. Our friendly neighborhood hawk moved from the hangar barn over to the new "BarnDominium" recently. He'll not have much better luck there with the other chicken flock. They too, are housed and the only way they'll be hawk bait is for the raptor to...

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Guard Geese Show Off

I was down at the hangar corral to see how Charmaine the duck hen was coming along. Fortunately, after our friend Brenda rescued her from marauding roosters, the feathers on the back of her neck and head have completely replenished themselves. So she's looking normal...

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Hawks: Why we house the chickens

Sorry Mr. Raptor,  no chicken treats for you today!  All the chickies are put away..... There was a hawk peering into the chicken house down at the hangar barn this morning. A beautiful specimen. I startled it when walking in so it flew up into the rafters and sat for...

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Brady Bonkers for Breakfast

Our little Pygmy wether Brady was very enthusiastic about his breakfast this morning. The sheep looked on as he kept jumping up on me to demand his treats. You can hear "Cowgirl" the mare snorting in the background in support of Brady's pestering. Check his little...

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BonBon’s homecoming

This is a video compilation of BonBon's homecoming over the weekend. She just spent the last three days and nights at Clifton Veterinary Clinic because, once again, this sweet jenny developed a bout of "choke" after hoof trims this past week. The first choke incident...

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Rufus the Attention Toll-Taker

Rufus is our wonderful and affectionate Nubian/Boer mix wether. He's the biggest, most dominant goat in the herd and definitely the leader of them all. Our feeding routine includes pushing up the goats' feed buckets to the fence line so it's easier to distribute their...

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Charmaine Mud Play and Dinner Time with Geese

Charmaine the duck hen is integrating well now with the geese. In this video compilation, you can see her playing in the mud, jockeying for food and just plain having out with the bigger waterfowl. By every indication, the geese have completely accepted her. We think...

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Bossy BonBon at Chow Time

Our lovely BonBon is an enthusiastic eater and chow time. Here, you can see her savoring every little scrap of her feed. Notice how towards the end of the video she pushes away Mocha (the dark Jenny on the right of the screen, and her son Nestle (gelding on the left...

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Charmaine the Duck Hen Encounters Geese

After several days to allow Charmaine the duck hen to get used to her surroundings, we decided to try her with the geese. At first, we had her sequestered in the new barn chicken nursery with a few bottom-of-the-pecking order chickens. Luckily, Charmaine's encounter...

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Tweetie Nesting Instinct

Tweetie Nesting Instinct

Little Tweetie the orphaned sparrow is looking for a mate and feathering his nest which is inside of a chandelier at the ranch house. Beware if you're reading a paper or have anything that catches his eye - he'll steal it in a flash and fly off with it. 

read more
Hawk Switches Barns

Hawk Switches Barns

Well, kind of. Our friendly neighborhood hawk moved from the hangar barn over to the new "BarnDominium" recently. He'll not have much better luck there with the other chicken flock. They too, are housed and the only way they'll be hawk bait is for the raptor to...

read more
Guard Geese Show Off

Guard Geese Show Off

I was down at the hangar corral to see how Charmaine the duck hen was coming along. Fortunately, after our friend Brenda rescued her from marauding roosters, the feathers on the back of her neck and head have completely replenished themselves. So she's looking normal...

read more
Hawks: Why we house the chickens

Hawks: Why we house the chickens

Sorry Mr. Raptor,  no chicken treats for you today!  All the chickies are put away..... There was a hawk peering into the chicken house down at the hangar barn this morning. A beautiful specimen. I startled it when walking in so it flew up into the rafters and sat for...

read more
Brady Bonkers for Breakfast

Brady Bonkers for Breakfast

Our little Pygmy wether Brady was very enthusiastic about his breakfast this morning. The sheep looked on as he kept jumping up on me to demand his treats. You can hear "Cowgirl" the mare snorting in the background in support of Brady's pestering. Check his little...

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