Some of our favorite pictures.
I owned these
hens a few years ago. I bought the three of them at the flea market.
I assumed they were sex-links and boy were they productive girls.
They were probably at least a year old by the time I bought them.
They would often lay double yolk eggs. They were friendly and laid
two days, off a day so between the three of them I always got two
eggs and sometimes three a day. I had them in with some Rhode Island
Red hens and a Silver Laced Wyandotte rooster. I ended up selling
the whole flock at a later date since the pen we had wasn't very
good for winter. We ended up using it as a breeding pen for goats
Our first horses Grace and
Sugar along with Jazz. Grace was herd boss by a mile and Sugar was second in
command. Grace was very spooky and Sugar had a little too much attitude so they
didn't make good first horses for newbies. We sold them and then adopted Mindy.
I do miss those girls though. I spent a lot of time with Sugar doing the Clinton
Anderson Fundamentals with her and she was so easy to teach. Grace was always my
first love and always will be.
Rags was my daughter's pony.
I spent more time with him than she did though. He was quite the character and
full of beans. lol Here he is sunning himself in the Spring time.
Kuzco the llama.
Some of our beautiful dairy
goats before we sold out in 2012.
(Left) Appleberry Cove IN Sashay and Shady Lawn Wild Temptress, two of our
junior Lamancha does. Bred both for Mini-Manchas for 2012 kiddings. (Right) One
of our homebred does SGM R Chamber of Secrets.
SGM RB Evangeline. Evangeline was one of my favorite goats. Her dam SGM PTC
Guinevere was one of our first bottle raised does. J-Nels SQ River Birch was a
total sweetheart buck. She had all the best traits of both parents in one little
quiet package. Great little doe.
Gotta B Kid N Z Seabreeze &
Gotta B Kid N Katydid, two of my all time favorite Mini-Mancha does.
SGM Mooshine Belle & SGM
Mooshine ... I called him Flynn Rider following the Disney theme.
Their dam's udder below
Earknot Acres Jasmine's first
SGM Mooshine Elise and SGM Mooshine Poseidon out of
Appleberry Cove Elsie and Earknot Acres AR Mooshine.
Appleberry Cove Elsie F1
We use to own Elsie and she was a heck of a little milker.
She gave me 3/4 a gallon of milk every day. She's dam to the two kids above.
Kuzco's cute face (left) and Buttin'Heads Tachauna, aka Anna.
SGM R Olympia's udder.
Between Olympia and her two paternal half sisters, my best milkers came out of
Little Tot's Estate Meadow-Rue. Secrets (pictured above on this page) had the
highest production. Raven was close behind her and was even softer in texture
but Olympia beat them both in orifices and teat size.
I love bantam Cochins. This
little hen on the left has gone on to be a champion after we sold her. The
second Cochin is a cute little rooster we use to have who was free ranging and
just entirely too cute and our beautiful tom turkey displaying for us just after
Thanksgiving in 2011. I think he was 'thankful' he wasn't dinner. ;)
More photos to come.