Jen Pietsch
Orcas Island, WA

I love spending time outdoors, gardening, running and raising my fleeced friends!
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Saturday, March 21, 2009

postheadericon Eagle Update

To clear up any misunderstanding, the picture of the eagle is not the eagle that was on my porch. It is just a picture of an eagle. We were too busy herding the chickens to snap one of our own. I really wish my grass was that green.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

postheadericon Bald Eagle

I came home from town today and found that the chickens were all ‘cooped up’. Apparently we had a bald eagle sitting on the porch trying to ‘chase’ the chickens out from under the porch. Luke, my youngest had the good sense to coop them up.

Those crazy bald eagles! Wow, we aren’t on Sesame Street anymore! What a big, big, bird!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

postheadericon Mickey

Each and every animal young or old, on the farm is a character. Our oldest and gutsiest girl is constantly getting herself into tight spots…literally.


Mickey is a slender little thing with a long nose and a twinkle in her eye. She seems to have a habit of getting herself into trouble by just following her nose. My boys call her the queen. My mother calls her Susan after an ex-daughter-in-law. She is a thrill seeking laugh a minute.

In the past few months Mickey has, broken a gate and freed her friends into a fresh pasture by using her skinny yet strong neck, gotten herself stuck trying to slip through a gate into the feed area of the run-in and her latest and most amusing is what we are calling the grass is always greener maneuver.

A picture is worth a thousand words! Enjoy!

We love Mickey!!!

postheadericon Badger

I have been holding out on you. We have another new baby here on the farm. Badger!

Badger is a Flemish Giant rabbit born Christmas day. He is steel grey and is weighing in now at about 8 pounds, up from 4 of when we got him three weeks ago. When the Badge is finished growing up he will top out at about 20 pounds. Lewis and Clark the pugs in our life better watch out. He is an outdoor bunny who comes in for play time with the family at least daily. Our favorite thing about him right now apart from the fantastic ears is that he is our only animal who comes when you call him.