Our Menagerie of Animals

Farm, Home, Kids

Alright, menagerie isn’t quite the correct word because “A menagerie is a collection of captive animals, frequently exotic, kept for display; or the place where such a collection is kept, a precursor to the modern zoological garden.”  We are not housing exotic animals, but maybe our house is exotic?  Anyway, here are our current animal residents.

Ruby, beautiful, playful Ruby.

ruby

Jo-Jo and her kitten crew

kitten-pile

The Sheep.  Yes, they’re sheep.  Katahdin sheep who have hair and not wool.  These are our ‘lawn mowers’ who help keep the grass and thus the defensible space under control.

sheep-running

The Pigs.  Papa Pig, two mom pigs, Ham & Bacon, my two favorites.  They are obnoxiously out all the time, we’ve been working and working on keeping them in…I’m sure we’ll do a you-tube video of attempt #76 soon.

chicken-on-pig

Chickens…laying chickens.

rooster-with-chickens

Chickens…meat chickens.  Cornish X, nice fat fryer chickens.

meat-chickens

Lonely Duck, our other ducks were not fast enough and have been hurt by aerial birds.  Soon we’ll try and boost up our flock.  Ducks like being around other ducks, safety in numbers etc.  They will stick around chickens, but they prefer water and ducks!

duck-close-up

Well, I think that’s it unless you count the neighbor boys.

Every animal has a reason, even the cats.

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