Two New Icelandics!

Ever since I got Lily, I had been instantly in love. After meeting her, I came to the conclusion that I really wanted to breed Icelandics. The search for a ram began. Lily’s breeder said that she would have some un-related rams in the spring. Daddy messaged her (near the end of June, so we…

The Latest Trail Ride!

We have been riding Bonnie and Massey every day for the last three days, and after the tropical storm passes by, we would like to continue. (Unfortunately we do not have pictures of the actual events.) We went out to the pasture, brushed down Massey and Bonnie, and picked out their hooves. Bonnie’s hooves looked…

Milking an angus!

Yup, as the tittle says, we tried milking an angus, which is a meat breed of cow. This was her first lactation, and we were the first to milk her. We have a low line angus named Gracie, she had a calf that didn’t make it. We didn’t want her to dry up, as Dexter…

Vera’s Puppies!

Vera had a litter of puppies! It was in May. She had two Blenheim, one tricolour, two ruby coloured, and one black and tan! Meet the puppies: Trixie is first! We decided to call her Trixie after one of Zoe’s first puppies. She looks just like Zoe’s Trixie, with her little brown lip! Trixie is…

Tango had bunnies!!

Tango had a litter of baby angoras on June 1st, I was so overjoyed. Einstein has become a Father! Tango made her nest really well, and the bunnies were born in the nesting box, which was very good. We moved her from the all-wire hutch to one of Daddy’s chicken brooders just in case any…

Amethyst and Pepper

One of my favourite colours -if not my favourite – that Flemish Giants can be is the Light Grey. That’s what Jasper is. The only problem is, I can’t breed for those! I bought another bunny. Now I can breed for the colour, for she is a light grey! She is maybe twelve weeks old…

Ann’s kids!

One day last week, we were doing chores and Dexter said “Ann had babies!”. I didn’t believe him, for he had been crying wolf for the last few weeks. “Uhh huh.” I said. “No! Seriously! She did!” He replied insistently. “Yeah, sure.” “No! She did, come here! She had twins!” I rolled my eyes long…

Breeze’s Kittens!

About two weeks after Saffron had kittens, Breeze was no longer pregnant, I came to the conclusion that she had kittens! They were not found for the longest time, but one day, we finally did. Walking into the horse stall area, a panick seized me. Where were my leads??! I had left my purple on…

Patience, Satine, and kids out on grass!

We got Patience, Satine, Two Fry, Fanty, and Mingo outside! Last year we set up a six strand electric fenced in pasture. Patience and Satine are probably our most troublesome goats in the case of keeping them in a fence – they usually jump. Satine is a hit and miss, sometimes she jumps, sometimes she…

Jumping Zoe!

Over the last few months I have been training Zoe to jump. Why? I’ve done so because it is fun, it’s time we get to spend together, and it’s something that we can both learn. It has been really fun so far, and Zoe is able to jump pretty well now – especially when there…

Get out of my barn!

We put up an electric net for the goats and Faith, and put some of them outside. They have really enjoyed being out there! We set the net up around our garden, we are going to let them eat it right down so that there will be less grass, and thus it will be easier…

Corona’s Kittens!

Corona had kittens, and the kittens have stolen our hearts! Saffron is sulking in the corner, her kittens are no longer the most exciting thing in the house, which means they get less attention, and through that, Saffron gets less attention too. Saffron is very upset with Corona, “My own flesh and blood, my own…

We trimmed our horse’s hooves!!

On May 12th, we trimmed our horse’s hooves! This is the first time, and we have been doing lots of research. We didn’t take any pictures of the process, maybe next time we can! We did Bonnie hooves first, I picked them out, attempted to use the nippers, but then got nervous and handed them…

Happy Birthday, Jasper!

Today is Jasper’s birthday, say “Hello!” to our birthday bunny! Jasper has been with us for a long time, and he is such a sweet bunny, he has given us so much joy. He is so wonderful, and is so kind and friendly. He loves pets and cuddles, and he comforts us when we are…

Little Red’s Calf

Little Red had a calf! Coming out to do chores in the morning, the news was proclaimed throughout the barn. The calf was in with the other cows by Red’s side when I saw her, she was so small and black. We decided to move Red and her calf into a cleaner pen so they…

Kidding Season!

So far, Patience had a female kid named Two fry, Satine had twins, Ruth had twins, and then Naomi had twins as well! It has been so exciting to go out to do chores each morning, knowing that there is the possibility of finding a baby goat, or two! It’s even more exciting when you…

The puppies are gone

We sold the puppies. My heart is broken. Lady, Hazel, Remi, Un-named #1(Who is now called Violet), un-named #2(who is now called Ivy), Dash, and the Blenheim are gone. I miss Lady and Hazel most. Dexter misses Dash the most, we have our favourites, but I love them all, how could I not? We met…

Weeks with Bonnie

Here is an update on the last couple weeks with Bonnie. We have done a lot, gone through some troubles, but we are working through them. And we have made mistakes, but through them, we have learned more. Mistakes are a great time to learn! In March, there was a week (which was the second…

New Goats

We were out in the barn doing chores when I heard Daddy call out “Baby goats!!”. I dropped everything and flew across the barn to our stall and pen area. In the first goat pen I saw two little goats in with Satine. Satine had kids again! I could not restrain myself, I just HAD…

Puppy Updates

The puppies have hit their playful stage, they play, and play, and play, and sleep, and eat, and repeat! Their personalities have emerged a little bit, and we have some new names to share with you as well! Ramsay, our new ragdoll kitten has become friends with the puppies, and he enjoys surprising them with…