The Other “Wild” Animals on the Farm

dogs
The Elders: Magnolia, our lab-mastiff mix, and Wilma, the mastiff who thinks she’s a lap dog.
tilly
Mathilda (a/k/a Tilly) – our newest addition
hens.jpg
The hens: we have a mix of Orpingtons, Lace Wyandottes, Barred Rock and Ameraucanas.  They provide us with eggs, fertilizer for the gardens, and are great bug hunters and soil aerators as well.
ducks
Our two Cayuga ducks, Izzy and Lily: full of personality and attitude; also fantastic snail and slug removers.  They often garden with me, especially when I’m weeding or turning over a new border.
sheep
Our three Southdown “Babydoll” sheep: Jemimah, Talulah and Delila.  I originally brought them on board for their fiber, but I really haven’t devoted the time I should to spinning.  Nonetheless, they’re adorable and their poos make marvelous fertilizer for the garden, plus they help keep the pasture mowed.

 

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