Fall herd check with Dr. Cannedy

Dr. Cannedy was here on Tuesday checking on the goats, alpaca, and cattle. The primary focus of this visit is to make sure the critters are in good shape going into winter. Some animals get food added, but it is rare that we ever decrease food going into winter. This year, everyone’s diet remained the same. In addition to getting dewormed, everyone was checked head to toe. (Teeth, hooves, coat condition, eyes, etc.). The alpacas get a BCS (body conditionRead more

The past week

I can’t figure out where the time goes. It’s Monday again and last week came and went seemingly before I could blink. Lots got done (I think that’s always the case though). Can you tell the location of the photo below? We conducted a lemur escape drill. Rob and Shayna had there first experience using our tracking equipment. Two plush lemurs were placed at different spots around campus and the Team had to find them. Due to being short staffedRead more

Amazing People

In my job I not only get to spend time with some amazing animals, but also amazing and dedicated people. I often refer to those I spend time with as the “human” and “non-human” animals. Here’s the run down from the past week: Super mother-daughter volunteer team of Cathy and Cassie are a welcome sight to the Team when the two of them walk through the door at 8:00 am their volunteer days. Last week they ended up fairly drenchedRead more

First week in October

Since last week, I am happy to report a truckload of stumps have been picked up and are dispersed through most of the Farmyard yards. Some are being cut smaller today so we can use them indoors as well. Besides adding stumps to yards, we got the bear yard mowed, weed-eated, as well as seeded (with an annual rye grass) and aerated. Lemur yard also got a mowing and weed-eating. The bear and wolf yards need more work, but thatRead more

Last week in September

I can’t believe it’s going to be October next week. The time is flying by. The Team is preparing for cooler temperatures, getting winter supplies ready to deploy as needed in the coming months. This is when the bears start eating LOTS of food. Our walk-in freezer is reorganized to accommodate increased bear food. Five pounds of nuts were dropped off for the bears earlier this week. October is when physicals happen for most of the Farmyard animals, so we’llRead more

Animals Eating

I posted recently about the skunk’s nail trim, and the radiated tortoises eating. I caught Betty rabbit eating recently… Figured I would share all three snips in one post:Read more