Remembering Rosie

Rosie, the pig, was a long time resident at Aunt Scarlett’s farm. Her full name was Roseanne Boar, and for the most part she had the run of the farm, however, as she grew that soon became “the waddle of the farm”. It didn’t take Rosie long to figure out that a good amount of tasty food fell beneath those horse feed buckets, and
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Llama Makeover

It seems everywhere you turn these days you hear about some type of makeover. Everything from restaurants to relationships, hairstyles, big smiles, or anything else that is attention worthy. The fun part is looking at the before and after photos, and no matter what the subject, the outcomes tend to be pleasing and sometimes down right surprising. This is often the case down here
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Swanson’s Dinner

Maybe you remember the in-home fast food fad that started in the mid 1950’s with the creation of the Swanson TV dinners. Made for convenience, these tasty (not so much) meals were boxed in foil-like plates with separate food compartments and went hand-in-hand with television watching. Here at the farm, Swanson’s dinner is also kept in a box for convenience, but it is not
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And Then… There Were Goats!

A good many parrots live on the farm and during the good weather they enjoy outdoor flights which they can access through a window in their aviary cages. Similar to the indoor cages the flights are nicely kitted out with branches, toys, swings and nest boxes. Having access to nature in a safe and pleasant setting also encourages breeding behavior. Needless to say, we
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Why I Love These Shoes

When I was but a wee kitty, it soon became clear that I was not welcome in this world. I found my little furry-self wandering through fields and along side roads before, eventually, I stopped for a rest in a family’s garage. The owner spotted me one morning and thinking that her dogs might over like me, decided to take me to the wonderful
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Close Encounters

No farm would be complete without a trusted guard-like dog and for this purpose we have Abby our furiously ‘happy-to-lick-you’ German Shepherd Dog. While she may be the largest of the three dogs that romp and roam around the farm, she is not necessarily the leader of the pack. The feisty Jack Russell Terrier named Happy seams to set the pace in that regard,
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Turtle Porn

Getting a clear picture of a day-in-the-life of a turtle is a bit murky, in fact that’s how they like their ponds; the more murky, the better. Turtles are not known for congeniality or speed for that matter. They slowly poke along the shore of ponds and trundle through surrounding grassland. If they sense any danger they simply stop and tuck their head and legs
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Cereal Killer

It is a bit extreme to label a small parrot, and in this case a female Hawk-headed Amazon named Willie, a cereal killer, but we know this to be true. In fact we have it on video. It is however important to note here that we should add, “bowl” to her act of defiance. More specifically, Willie is a cereal bowl killer! For reasons
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Happy’s Turf

Happy, our resident Jack Russell Terrier, is the smallest of the three dogs that live here at the farm. Size however is of no consequence to Happy as she roams around believing she is “top dog” and is ready to scrap with any critter that might think otherwise. In fact she is known to exude bully-like behaviour to Sugar, the eldest dog, if allowed. Feisty
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Donkeys Arrive

Two new donkeys arrived today! I ventured out to meet them and they were not the least bit spooked by my scooter. They were friendly but a little shy; although achieving eye contact was tricky with the incognito headgear they were wearing. (OK, I admit… I added the sunglasses – just couldn’t resist). Shelley put the donkeys in the paddock with the two young
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