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  •  Thanks for the ride through the sheep! (11+ / 0-)

    That's the only time I'll see it, I'll bet, but we do have a few llamas around. Never know when I'll see one when I drive down a country road. I do regularly see a single burro in a field with horses. Someone told me the burro is the horses' pet, but I have no idea if that's true.

    Often I drive by a tiny farm with lots of outdoor toys for the kids. They have one horse, a Shetland pony, three chickens, a smallish black pig, a garden, and a house. It's all on one lot (maybe 50' x 100' max). When the county mows the grass, the animals go across the road to eat it up. Since I can't see how they're contained, I always go extra slowly around that curve.

    Across the road two lots a bit larger are growing pine and cedar for timber. Don't know if they belong to the same family, but all certainly seem to have one of our basic Ozark values -- sufficiency. I both admire and enjoy that ;)

    (Plus, the pig looks a lot like the pet pig my friend just sold, Penelope. Some fine day, I'm going to call out that name and see if this pig turns around :)

    Thanks for the fun bucket, OD!

    "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

    by cotterperson on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 12:00:13 PM PDT

    •  That's a tiny farm! Can't imagine how they keep (9+ / 0-)

      all those animals, plus a garden. Unfenced garden + chickens = no veggies for you. We have a friend who has chickens and hear all about that. We donate our extra salad greens (lettuce grows super well in the NW) and sometimes receive eggs. Great eggs, so tasty.

      Predators are a real problem with chickens here. Eagles, owls, raccoons especially. One day the friend came home and found the chickens had gone back into their pen for the night and closed the chickenwire behind them. They get visibly nervous in the evening.

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