June 2002. Kassie’s fourth birthday; her first with me:

Kassie 2002

June 2014. Kassie’s 15th birthday:





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7.31.13 addendum: Okay, my bad. I didn’t take the time to write a narrative for this post, and in doing so, created some confusion. We’ve had Meggie, a.k.a. Meggie Moo, a.k.a. the Moominator, since 2007.

While she is now very sweet, Meggie hasn’t always been this way. I think she’s mellowing with age, and I think she really enjoys being around us now. She still really digs a good scratch.

We got a boatload of rain last Friday, and the barn turnouts ended up under water. It’s because of that we decided to bring Meggie into the backyard with the Hairy Hacienda crew… and she loved it. She’s still in charge… and the girls and Whisky didn’t mind one bit.

Kike and Suni01

It was 10 years ago on June 3rd that my African Queens flew from Nairobi, Kenya to their new life in America.

Kike and Suni02

Naturally, we had a party last week to celebrate their anniversary birthday.

Kike and Suni03

My beautiful girls.

Kike and Suni04

Still so polite.

Kike and Suni06

Happy Birthday, Kike Coyote. Happy Birthday, Suni Lou Who.

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Kike Suni

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then is a video worth a million?

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to sit in the bottom of a feed tub:

Whisky loves to be vacuumed:

Lazy summer days:

Bernard, the Energizer Bunny of Morning Bray Farm:

Baby duck bath time:

Bernard and Ellsworth demonstrate what being content looks like:

Coyotes heard at Morning Bray Farm:


What happens when the doorbell rings at your house? Here’s what happens at ours:


Fergus the goose herder:


Enzi playing “Hubba” with Don:

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August 2011

Welcoming our beautiful Gracie Belle to Morning Bray Farm:

Being mesmerized by Patrick’s transformation:

Always being amused watching Bernard amuse himself:


And always being amused watching Bernard amuse us:

September 2011

Loving all of my Ds:

Realizing the way to Nigel’s heart:

March 2011

A rare, quiet moment for Meggie Moo:

A tender moment between Momma and Baby Boy:

Ellsworth being an incredible big brother and officially welcoming Patrick into the herd:

A hug from Fergus. I will always cherish this photo:

The simple joy of taking Bernard for a walk around the block:

April 2011

Kassie watching squirrel television:

Patrick learning how to be a donkey and giving his very first hug:

Welcoming the ducklings to the farm:

May 2011

Donkeys and ducklings meeting for the first time:

Whisky romping in the Rio Grande:

The ducklings loving the lawn sprinklers:

One of our many donkey play dates. Oh, how we love our play dates:

Remember if you click on any of the photos, you’ll be taken to the original blog posts.