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Here It Is September!

Hello, all! Hard to believe it’s already September and Fall isn’t far away. Summer’s been full of ups and downs, it will be good to move on to a new season.   Here’s Zelda in slow motion, cooling off on a hot day:       We had some new arrivals from Fluffy and Smudge!         On a very sad note, all of our beautiful ducks were killed, probably by a fox. We’re beyond devastated! I’ve shown this “talking ducks” video before, but wanted to include it again in memory of our sweet duckies.       Thanks for stopping by, and please subscribe!       Share...

A Lot Has Been Going On!

This will be a longer post, but I hope it makes up for the lack of posts lately! First, I haven’t mentioned before that I’m taking Dressage lessons twice a week. Here’s a picture from a recent lesson. Lakota is such a good boy. I used to be afraid of him! Ha ha!     Another horse-related announcement: I have a new project horse! Megamove has been retired from racing. He will be retrained by my riding teacher, Anna Toomey. We’re excited for a new challenge! Isn’t he a beauty?       Now that Fall is officially here, it has cooled down slightly. The animals have been outside more, enjoying themselves. Here’s Shade, trying to hide in the grass.   Monster is always up to something. I really can’t...

Lots Of Summer Fun

I hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks of official Summer. My human children started school once again. There’s quite a few animal videos in this post, their lives go on the same no matter what time of year it is!   Here’s Jack and Zelda, playing together on the front lawn. I’m not sure who’s winning!     It Isn’t Summer without playing in the pool.     As you can see, the ducks have really grown!!       Finally, here’s Zelda with the first skateboard we bought her. Either she’s suddenly afraid of it or she thinks barking at it will make it go.     That’s all for now! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE.     Share...

Summer’s Almost Over, But We’ve Been Busier Than Ever!

It’s hard to believe Summer vacation is almost over. It will be nice to get back to a set schedule, but it isn’t easy to let go of those unscheduled, lazy days! The chickens have been growing and establishing their pecking order. Gandalf is the clear winner in the Rooster group. He’s a good leader and looks out well after his little flock.  Unfortunately he and Spike never came to an agreement, so after a nasty, cutthroat fight, Spike was moved to his own pen nearby.       Typical for Summer in Florida, it has been raining non-stop most days! Zelda really doesn’t mind running outside quick for her potty stops, but I love buying her doggy clothes and she doesn’t seem to mind too much. Doesn’t she look cute?  ...

Some Days Are Crazy!

      Yesterday was a little crazy. Everything seemed to start out fine, but a few hours later I noticed Zelda had hives! I still have no idea why she had them. I gave her Benadryl and took her to the vet. By the time we got there, the hives were better but she still has some mild ones today.   Here’s a little video that makes me smile:     The ducklings are getting so big! I love to hear them eating their breakfast, they make such contented little noises. They’ll be 8 weeks old next Monday. Time is flying by . . .   Here they are in their wagon, on the way out to their daytime pen. I keep them, and the chickens, locked in the garage at night. When they’re a little older they’ll be able to stay outside...

A Quiet, Lazy Weekend

    This past weekend was relaxing and enjoyable. As a result, I had a little time to really look at the chicks and ducklings, and I realized they’ve really been growing! Our 1 Mille Fleur chick, which we’ve thought was a rooster, then a hen, is now obviously a nice looking rooster. We’ll need to find a hen for him before too long.     I also had some time to plant some things I bought last week. While I was digging, I found this tiny egg. I knew immediately what it was, since I had picked one up a few weeks ago and I immediately hatched in my hand. It belongs to a little lizard called an anole. They live wild here in Florida and I love to see them, as they’re good insect eaters. This egg needs to stay in the dirt and...