We have quite a cast of characters on the farm. I suspect every farmer says this (but it’s really true here). There are some that only stay for a short while and there are others who are here for life.
We have two Cotswold sheep, Willow and Buddy. They are used primarily for their wool here but can be used for meat as well. (Willow currently has a pet spider and a pet broody silkie hatching chicks in her barn. She’s full up at the inn as we say in Cape Island).
We have four horses who all have special places in our heart. Horses will do that to you ❤️ Kali came to us from my Uncle’s farm 5 years ago. She is 12 years old this year and we hope to have many more years with her on the farm.
Pyper is a recent addition and also came from my Uncle’s Farm so her and Kali knew each other when Pyper was a baby. She is a 5 1/2 year old quarter horse and is a Western Pleasure/trail project horse for us. We are happy she is here.
Amber , 6 years, and April,8 , came to us when they were 1 and 3. They were born at Oaklawn Farm in the Valley and were sold for various reasons. We got them from a hard situation where the family was no longer able to look after them. It has taken loads of love and time but they have become two VIH (Very Important Horses) in our eyes. Amber is used for therapy, pleasure, and western riding and will begin carting this year. April has a leg that rehabbed poorly when she was 1 so she is used for parades, cuddles, love, and therapy.
We have pure Holland Lops and Lionhead/lop crosses. We also breed the sweetest baby bunnies! Usually one litter a year, which are then kept on the farm or used with our 4Hers .
We keep silkies because they are good mommas and love to hatch chicks. We also have a flock of egg layers as silkies will not keep a big family in eggs!
I just love pigs and all their pigginess.
Jelly Bean came to us from Charlize’s riding coach Amy. Some of the horses objected to Jelly’s um, well, ….her smell (she smells like a pig🤭).
Daisy is a 6 year old Golden Retriever who came to us when she was three, when her owner could no longer care for her. She is anxious, needy, needs to loose weight and we love her more than anything.
Tom is our 14 year old Heinz 57. He came from the SPCA at 6 months old and has been an amazing dog. He protects the farm like a champ.
Monty and Chase work hard on the farm and work hard at aggravating each other.
Magnum or Mags , we have had the longest and you won’t catch him within 5 ft of those other two.