Abby and Blitz, Peacemakers

Abby and Blitz, Peacemakers

Pigs never cease to intrigue me. We recently introduced Frances and Sonny, a rescued mother and son couple, to the rest of the sounder. In most ways it went better than expected. There were some battles, but everyone settled into their positions quickly- except for...
Late night at the sanctuary

Late night at the sanctuary

Every night when it’s below 40 degrees I make a late night round between 10 and 11 to make sure every animal is either tucked in, or has what they need to be comfortable. I make sure Onyx isn’t stuck in the hay, and is able to snuggle up to Hammy. (They are our...
Sonny, Top Mini Pig

Sonny, Top Mini Pig

Sonny- now top mini pig! After several months of separation, Frances and her son, Sonny were able to meet the rest of the sounder face to face without a fence between them. It’s always nerve wracking to watch them establish hierarchy. Tidbit and Sonny fought...
Thanksgiving Thoughts

Thanksgiving Thoughts

I sit at the breakfast table with a cup of English Breakfast Tea. It’s usually warm this Thanksgiving morning. The sun peaks through the intermittent clouds. A fog bank lazily rolls over the Horse Heaven Hills, on it’s surface a sliver of silver reflects the sun. The...
Elvis has Girls!

Elvis has Girls!

After 3 months a lonely bachelor, Elvis finally has rescue hens to watch over. It was so moving and beautiful to observe Elvis’ reaction. He was outside the coop when we released the hens into the coop. He listened intently to the commotion coming from the coop. In...

Walking 108 Years of History

Yesterday, I was able to spend a few luxurious hours at the farm property, walking the 10 acres, and making mental notes of what needs to to happen after we move in. The weather was lovely, and the sweet scent of spring was rising from the field. The Horse Heaven...

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