Saturday, April 30, 2011

Twin Lambs Born 4.29.11

Farmer Pat found these two little cuties this morning when he went out to do chores. The spotted is a ram lamb (boy). The coal colored is a ewe lamb (girl).

I think this little guy is going to get a lot of attention. He's a cutie pie.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Baby, baby, do we have babies!

Just some of the new born farm animals you'll see this spring...

Interesting animal fact: Did you know that as this little lamb grows she will begin turning light like her mother?

Interesting animal fact: The mother rabbit pulls out hair as part of nest-building. Her kits (or kittens) are born nearly naked with little to no hair. The Doe's hair keeps them warm while their own hair grows. The bunnies had just been born so I didn't want to disturb them.

Interesting animal fact: Almost everyone knows a male cat is called a Tom. (As in "tomcat"). But did you know that the female is called a Queen? Appropriate, don't you think?!?

Interesting animal fact: Geese are the largest waterfowls but spend most of their time on land. Because geese are so noisy some farmers use them as watch-dogs. They'll definitely let you know when someone is approaching!

You'll see these and many more baby animals when you visit this spring. Plus learn more interesting animals facts. Remember...learning can be fun!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Butterscotch Has Two!

We are so proud of our first time mother, Butterscotch.

She successfully delivered twins during a very cold rainy day Tuesday April 26th. Butterscotch had a shelter in the pasture but being a first time mother she wasn't sure what was happening.

Farmer Pat found the girls just in time to bring them in, dry them off and place them under a heat lamp. Today they are happy, healthy and playing in barn waiting for your visit. Spring season begins May 4th!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Arrivals

Sixteen cute little goslings arrived just in time for Easter. Because of the cold damp spring, delivery by the hatchery was delayed by over a month. But geese grow fast. By the time we open May 4th these little guys will be twice the size (if not more) they are now.

Can you pick out the different breeds? I can't yet but the experts can. I have to wait until they are older. Now, they just look like cute cuddly fur balls.

6 Toulouse: The varying shades of gray in the plumage emphasize their deep, rounded white breasts and massive appearance.

3 White Chinese: Are pure white in color and have a knob on top of their heads and are excellent weed eaters.

4 White Emden: They have the same massive appearance as the Toulouse, combined with a pure white color. They have orange feet and bills.

3 Roman Tufted: One of the oldest breeds classified as a smaller, plump bird with a friendly personality.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Five Little Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens

Technically lost was the kittens, not the mittens. It took us 3 days to locate Sis and her litter because she had them so well hidden. Aaliyah eventually found them in a corn crib all curled up in the far corner. Ahh...
Born Wed April 6, 2011
Spread out a little so you can see them all.Video of kittens

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Singing the Blues

Is it my imagination or are these gals singing "The Winter Blues?"
Now that the warmer temperatures have finally arrived and the ewes are about to give birth, the annual sheep shearing is scheduled.