People purchase products from my farm because they appreciate how I care for my animals. Here’s a quick glance of who is on the farm:
Well, the ‘girls’ of course
– my current Great Dane family consists of the oldest, Winnifred, who is a 5 year old blue dane, the middle, Edwinna who is also blue and 2, and the baby, Petunia (“Tuna”) who is not yet 1. Winnifred is a sweet, sweet girl. Edwinna is joy incarnate. And Tuna is just as laid back and easy going as they come. They are my ferocious (not so much) protectors, herders and companions.
My oldest Great Dane is gentle and slightly timid – she is enormous, but when she gets scared and cries, it is the smallest, meekest noise, and my heart just breaks.
My middle Great Dane, Edwinna is the most loving, social outgoing Great Dane I have ever had. But, she has an incredible internal conflict because of all the Great Danes I have ever had, she also has, by far, the strongest hunting instinct, which can be difficult living on a farm.
My youngest Great Dane is mischievous – you think that she is so laid back and just napping only to find out she has been secretly squirrelling away all of your possessions and destroying them in the yard.
Then there are Emily, Sophie and Ophelia
– three chickens I have had since I got them as baby chicks 8 years ago now. They (and all the other chickens) will come running when you call, and will walk around me clucking when I am working in the garden or yard, if Petunia will let them. She views them as very exciting, living toys that she from time to time miraculously finds eggs under.
Doris is my oldest ewe and has taught me everything I know about sheep.
Well, her and Dr. Cindy Wolf from the U of MN. But Doris has been a good and patient teacher – although I have gotten the “what the hell are you doing” look from her plenty of times. Lucille is one of the first lambs I had and has also contributed to my education in the ways of sheep.
PePe Le Baa is my ram.
He is a very handsome boy, and as rams go, pretty decent to be around. Though as every sheep person will tell you, you should never ever EVER turn your back on a ram. Ramming, after all, is what they do.
The newest additions, Charles and Blossom are my Scottish Highland bull and heifer.
They are almost one year old, and very playful – especially when they see the grain bucket. They get so excited they tear around the pasture kicking up their heels.
Together, Doris. Lucille and Charles are both my morning greeters and the dinner bell
they will let me know if they feel is it’s grain time and their feeders are empty. And don’t even get me started on Charles and his water bowl. That boy is crazy for his water bowl.