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Archive for July, 2008


July 25th, 2008 by Heidi

Chrysler was found under a porch emaciated with the pads of her paws badly worn and bleeding. She had been with Friends of Abandoned Pets for a couple of weeks before she came out to me for fostering, during which time she had gained a little weight. She went into the vets for a check-up and spay before she came out to me. A lump had been found on her shoulder which they also checked out and found to be a pellet from a bb gun! The vet thinks she is about a year old. Given all of that she is a loving, trusting little girl. The vet has said she needs to rest for 10 days and have pain medication. Well she doesn’t approve of this and just wants to run and play.

A day in the woods

July 21st, 2008 by Steve

Something new for us this year is a requirement for wood. Tom, has an ongoing deal with a chap in Quebec cut & split, take half. A pretty good deal. So this year it’s off to Quebec for few days – cutting, throwing & stacking wood.


Surprise delivery!

July 16th, 2008 by Heidi

Steve opened up the barn in the morning before he left for work as always and everything was normal. When he got home from work we both went out to the barn for feeding and sheep time, I had just sat down to give Melody her bottle and Steve said “Who’s that?”, I looked up and there is a new little lamb! We hadn’t even realised there was a possibility that Snap Dragon was pregnant, but there she was with this most precious little bundle!

Chickens v Ducks

July 11th, 2008 by Heidi

We have wanted to add Muscovy ducks to our little homestead since I read about their prodigious appetite for flies. Finally yesterday evening Steve collected 10 month old ducklings………


We have sheep!

July 3rd, 2008 by Heidi

Shauna’s shearer was finally able to fit her in yesterday, and today she brought us the begining of our flock. Windwater Sweet Pea (pregnant), Willowgarden Fava (with ewe lamb), Willowgarden Magda Gabor (with ram lamb), Hopeful Maria (with twin ram lambs), Windwater Peony (with ewe lamb), Windwater Snapdragon, Belmeadow Song’s orphaned ewe lamb.