Pickles gets mistaken for a horse…

When its time for Rita to give the horses their second feeding, Pickles the pig is always right there waiting for her share.

All the horses are eating….no horses available….and Nicole wants to ride.

IMG_3079  Wait…there’s Pickles….

IMG_3081   Pickles has finished her food. Pickles?

IMG_3082 Yes, Pickles!

IMG_3083 …not super comfortable…..

IMG_3084…..very fussy and noisy….

IMG_3085 ….and after only about a minute she just sits down…

IMG_3086…a very offended little pig….

IMG_3088…but a peace offering of some more sweet feed makes everything better!



It’s hard work having a harem….

We have Nigerian Dwarf goats and Barbados black belly sheep.

After trying our numerous varieties for our Petting Zoo, we settled on these two breeds. Barbados Black Belly sheep are perfect for warm climates like ours here in Florida, because they have no wool. We do have to shear some of our animals sometimes, but I personally don’t enjoy that chore.

Nigerian dwarf goats are small and colorful and friendly, and we really enjoy this breed!

The sheep and the goats have their own separate pens, but they also have a common area where they can mingle with the other small animals and eat hay. Our Billy and our Ram seem to enjoy each other’s company, and we often see them hanging out in the shade together, away from their girls.

Copy of IMG_2796…. They must be discussing their respective harems… 🙂

Nelson loves Gatorade

Nelson, our palomino paint pony, loves Gatorade. He’s a treat hound anyway….

….. and will wander around begging for snacks when he’s loose…IMG_2179 ….but Gatorade is particularly yummy! Especially when some nice person…

….. like Montana…..

……. pours it into her hand and lets him drink it! IMG_2184

And how can you refuse him? He’s SOOOOO cute! Just look at that face…IMG_2225