Our mixed flock of Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks and Easter Eggers produce nice quantities of healthy fresh eggs. The girls get lots of time outside the pen and a healthy diet that isn't contaminated with sprays or chemicals. The resident rooster, Roo-fus, is very protective of his harem but during shop hours he stays behind the fence!
|Photo by Kathleen Anderson|
The German Angora Rabbits:
Knightley, the black tri Australian Shepherd, is my hearing aid dog and I don't know how I ever survived without him. He is trained to alert me when my phone rings, when cars come up behind me when we are walking, to wake me when the alarm goes off in the mornings, and he performs numerous tasks throughout the day to help me cope with advancing deafness. He accompanies me to the shop daily and very much enjoys meeting customers and making friends!
Emma, the gray dog pictured, is a Norwegian Elkhound and I call her my party girl. She came from a kill shelter in Southwest Virginia and I will never understand how she wound up in such a situation. She is such a gentle, sweet-natured little dog. The wonderful volunteers at the shelter, in Wythe County, work very hard to place all the dogs that arrive at their shelter and Emma was one of the dogs I saw promoted by them. She adores people and loves to visit with anyone that will give her attention!