It’s been a busy time on the farm with lots of activity and new faces.
I’d like to start with a big congratulations to Thumper, he has lived with us for the past 5-months and he will be sorely missed, but he has found his forever home with a wonderful family.
And, he did not go alone, they also adopted our two Rhode Island Reds Henny & Penny.
We are so happy to see the three of them with such kind and caring people.
We seem to be destined to have a Thumper in our lives because a few days later we received… another Thumper. Her human became allergic to rabbits and sadly had to give her up. She is a beautiful mini-lop with a great disposition.
Thumper does have some competition for cuteness in the newly arrived Peter Rabbit. His human became disabled and was unable to continue to care for him. They were heartbroken to give up their beloved pet and we would really like to find this guy a special home. And what a darling bunny! He loves to be held and is rather small even for a mini-lop. He is also neutered and would make a wonderful house pet.
If you are interested in adopting either bunny please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-209-9558.
While some people take the time to find a home for their pets when they cannot care for them, others just drive out to the country and dump them on the side of the road like so much rubbish. Unfortunately, that appears to be the case with Bonnie and Clyde. We are not a dog rescue, there are many other dedicated and wonderful organizations that do that, however, when we received the call from a local farmer that these dogs had been abandoned we went down the road and scooped them up. We are looking for the owners and no one has surfaced. We are going to get them groomed and get their shots, neutering etc. so they can find a great home.
And, we’d like to introduce Sir Drake. Brought to us a by a local wildlife organization after he tangled with a predator, he is a bit scarred, but that just makes him even cooler 😉
We have also received a flock of six lovely hens. They are adapting well and the farmyard roos are just thrilled.
In other farm news, we did flood during the tropical storm but thanks to the generosity of our awesome supporters we now have a new chicken coop out of the flood zone and all our hens stayed high and dry… without coming to live on the back porch 😉
I’d also like to give some updates on some of our favorite residents.
Alfred and Ginger are doing fantastic. They enjoy their morning and afternoon foraging and even put up with our new farm puppy.
Little Larry the roo is, well, not a roo at all (happy surprise!) Little Larry is now little Loretta but whatever she is, she is very loved and we are happy to have her in our flock.
The other special chicken we would like to mention is Valentino, the blind Roo. He has a new coop thanks to an awesome donor and is living large.
We couldn’t do a wrap up without mentioning PeeWee. He has really come into his own and is cavorting all over the yard. He is still trying to acclimate to the other goats, but he is making great progress.
As always, we couldn’t do this without your help. Thank you for helping us help them