George calls this sheep mom, Ewe2 (like the band, U2).
This is Bonnie with her lamb. The ram, Donder, is watching over them.
Here is Celine with twin lambs. Don't see both lambs? Count the legs!
Dora with a lamb.
This is about as large as our Pot Bellied boars get.
He is very strong with wicked tusks, but surprising gentle with the piglets.
George named him Wrinkles.
This little Pot Bellied sow is named Paris.
We had her flown out all the way from the West Coast.
(Pigs can fly!)
Her previous owner was getting harassed by PETA and had to give her up.
This is our oldest Soay ram, Donder.
The burro and the dog are his best friends.
We call them the three stooges.
The animals are all fed together and, for the most part, get along.
There is a pecking order among all the animals, not just within species.
At the very top of the pecking order is our oldest Soay ewe.
The geese, chickens and the pigs that can squeeze through the fence have free run of the place.
In theory, the geese keep the lawn mowed. In reality, George keeps the lawn mowed and the pigs make it look likes it's been bombed.
My youngest son, Erik, has just put out corn for them.
This little chicken is called Pond Hen, because she stayed by the pond instaed of with the rest of the flock.
I think she knew something they didn't, because all the rest were eaten by predators.
Pond Hen has no fear of the dog, Nina, and will eat out of Nina's food bowl while the dog is eating.
Nina growls at her without much effect and has never harmed Pond Hen.
This is a very pregnant sow. She will have 3-5 piglets.
Her offspring could be black, white or a combination.
No farrowing pens or heat lamps are used.
She will make a nest and then reappear a week later with tiny ones in tow.
Some of our Soay flock. Thank goodness for white face markings.
Sometimes that's the only way to tell the ewes apart.
The rams have horns and the horns are usually pretty distinctive.
To confuse things, the ewes sometimes have horns.
Pigs make wallows to keep cool, because they can't sweat.
So if you say you are "sweating like a pig", it means you aren't sweating at all!
In this picture, you can also see how George makes hinges for gates with a
fencing tool from tines on the cattle panels.
A Pot Belly sow outstanding in her field.
Actually, this is our front yard.
This is a barrier George made out of leftover brick to protect a rose bush and a locust tree from the pigs.
They dig like crazy and love to scratch their backs very hard.
They can really damage plants.
These are goslings that Elaine raised. They are a mix of African, Toulouse and Embden geese.
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