Fox standing on a log

— by Dawn Harrison — Foxes Sprite and Ghost got to enjoy some beautiful weather while stretching their legs in one of the animal gardens. Ghost took his cues from his elder at most turns, many times with a look that seemed to say "Wait for me!" But when he decided to go swimming, he was more than happy to take the lead. Sprite, not one to follow the younger fox, used the respite to inspect the recently downed tree instead. To each their own! Sprite and Ghost in the Grass | Dawn Harrison Bluebell Approves of Hay Delivery Every year, one of the big questions is “Will there be a hay shortage?” This is a critical question, and the only one that matters as far as Bluebell the...

White chicken in a nesting box

— by Dawn Harrison — Sally the Chicken was on the office porch as she often is, sunning herself, when something told me she wanted attention. When I bent to pet her, she tucked her body and gave me a look that said, “Well come on, pick me up.” So I did. I was expecting a very short and possibly awkward time holding a wary chicken. What I got was a very loving Sally putting her head to my chest, looking up, and cooing to me a bit. It was a lovely connection with such a strong and willful creature. Of course, she kept true to her reputation once I put her down. She ruffled her feathers, preened a few, and determinedly walked back to her feed pan. But a connection was made. — by...

Bison standing in the snow
13 August 2016

Bluebell

There are many stories of Bluebell the bison, the self-styled matriarch of the pasture. No one messes with Bluebell.   [gallery size="full" ids="1579,1580,1581,1582,1583"]

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Buffalo with a bunch of yellow flowers stuck on her horn
13 August 2016

Rosebud

Rescued from a buffalo ranch, gentle Rosebud the Bison was a companion to Bluebell for several years and was deeply attached to Josie the goat.   [gallery size="full" ids="1590,1591,1214"]

White bison standing in the snow with mountains in the background
13 August 2016

Nima

Given to us a gift from a Lakota elder, Nima is a white buffalo growing into her own.   [gallery size="full" ids="1584,1587,1588,1585,1586,1589"]

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