Sunday, October 16, 2011


Some updated pictures of my girls.

Darby is doing well. We are supplementing her with some extra milk because it doesn't seem that Drizella is producing quite enough. Just a few extra ounces three times a day. She readily drinks it then goes right over to mom and nurses a bit more.

Our next show will be the first weekend of December and we will be taking Shenanigan, Rowena, Fiona, Guiness and either Tipperary or Dakota.

They changed the date from mid October to early December and moved the venue. It will be held at Meadow Event Park just outside of Richmond. This will be SOOOO much better for us, it is a bit less than an hour from us instead of three hours from us.

Meadow Event Park was the horse farm where Secretariat was born and raised. The State bought it and has turned it into a very nice place. This is where the Virginia State Fair is now located.

Monday, August 29, 2011


We survived Hurricane Irene with minor damage. We are far enough west to have the Tropical Storm force winds and rains instead of the full Cat 1 storm. It was a bumpy ride though. We lost power mid-afternoon on Saturday and are still out. Thank goodness we have a pretty big generator It is out there just humming away!

Had a couple of trees down, some limbs down and lots of debris. The only thing that I would consider to be real damage though is that side of one of the barns got blown off. Of course it was the lady pacas barn. We found them wandering around, happily grazing and flirting with the boys. They were easy to herd back in with breakfast though. No injuries and I think they enjoyed their little jaunt.

I got a couple of pics of the storm, but the worst of it came later and the pics didn't turn out at all, too dark.

My poor little hummers took a beating. They were soaked and would light on that string and shake their feathers out. I was pretty worried about them, but I think most of them weathered the storm just fine. They were back at the feeders early Sunday morning.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


WOW, has it been a month since I posted? Big doings at work and at home have kept me very preoccupied.

These are just some updated pics from around the farm.

Garden is mostly doing very well, tomatoes suck but guess who will be inundated with squash and zuccini? The cucs are doing well but the green beans are not. My two favs are not going to pan out, SIGH!

Lots of other plantings doing well.

Threw in some pics of critter visitors we have here.

And, of course, had to throw in pics of a hound and his cat, LOL!

How do you like my new bed? Kevin found it on Craigslist for an extremely reasonable price. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this bed. I have always wanted one just like it!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Well, we finally got our garden going this weekend. We are a bit late, but that just means we will have fresh veggies a bit later than everyone else.

This year, Kevin contacted our buddy Charles about tilling up the garden. Charles, the guy in the blue shirt, is a native Charles City Countyion and if you need something, he is the go to man. That is his tractor with his new disc. Hell, why hand till your garden when you can have a big tractor with a disc, a nice guy (BUCK) with great dreads, come and do it for you in a matter of 15 minutes. Beautiful!

We have planted tomatoes, cucumber, cantaloupe, green beans, zuccini and squash.

We have also put in some nice potted flowers and I am hoping the climbing climatis will do well this year.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Just a few new pics from around the farm.

My wisteria has come in very nicely this year. Last year, one side came in way after the other side. I almost thought that one side had died. This year no problem.

I included a shot of Buck and Spunky enjoying their grass. Those two are so funny together but I think old Spunk looks good for thirty. That odd post in the middle of the picture is part of a fenceline that Kevin is taking down by the way.

A couple of new pics of our cria, Rowenna aka Wenna, Fiona aka Fee and Guiness the Menace.

The last two are of paca "romance" Artie style. We are putting Dancer and Artie together for an early April 2012 cria. We will put Artie back with Bubbles later this month. Chantilly won't be rebred until November, Chloe next spring and Caitlin will not be bred again. She is 15 this summer, so she has earned her retirement.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Isn't she just as cute as she can be?

She is definitely Artemus' girl with all that white on her front legs and chest.

Delivery was great and Bubbles' is just the greatest mom, she is all over her baby. They will stay inside tonight but will be out with the herd in the AM. Thankfully, we didn't have the storms/tornados (sp) that were a possibility today. Expecting great weather for the next few days, so Bubbles' timed it perfectly.

She weighed 14 lbs, while not quite what cria monster Fiona weighed, it is a good weight. Vet out tomorrow afternoon.

She doesn't have a name yet, but I think she looks like she is wearing a mask, so want to find an Irish name that fits.

Any ideas?