Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Nursery Time

Ms. Patience (The pig) has headed into the "birthing" stall this week... her due date is this Friday, and all of our fingers are crossed that she took.
We are hoping by next week we'll have some cute little piglets running around.

(picture of Patience with a piglet from her first litter)

Friday, July 23, 2010

SonRidge Farm Camp

What has SonRidge Farm been up to?

As you can see in the pictures... we have had some kids over.
As of 2010 SonRidge farm has started to do FARM CAMPS! That's right, we have kids aging from 9-15, come over from 9-3.30 each day for one week. They learn everything from riding AND cleaning up after horses, to shearing a Angora Goat.
SonRidge farm has done 2 camps so far, and has 1 more left in August. Both times have been a great success, and all the kids have enjoyed it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Baby piglets!

"Patience" (the female pot bellied pig) had a litter of 4 piglets on September 26. (this is her second litter)

She had 2 girls & 2 boys. (all of which have deposits on them).

Their names have been decided by there new owners- the small female is named "Maggie Lou", the small male is named "Jacoby", & the large male is named "Willie". (the large female is still unnamed).

Goss the goose

Saturday, October 10, 2009

New horse...

My owner brought a new horse to the farm in May. (I'm kind of behind on posting!)

"Shadow" is a small bay Quarter horse, he is for my owner's sister.

In May we also said good bye to "Penny" as she has been sold, and gone to a new home. (She had very many issues with "Bella" who came to use in January).
Enjoy the pictures!!

Goss the goose





Friday, April 24, 2009

Baby pigs!! (piglets)

April 17th 2 piglets were born. 1 boy, 1 girl.
My owner has named the girl "Ruffles", but she does not have a name for the boy yet.

Though she is selling both of them, she still likes to give them names, (they won't be able to go to the new home 'til 8-10 weeks, but 1 is already has a nice home waiting for it!).

If you guys have any name ideas for the little boy please let us know!
The girl has 4 white stockings, and a white spot on her forehead.
They boy is mostly black but does have some white on his feet.
I can't wait to hear your suggestions!

Goss the goose

My owners hand be side the piglets

Mama pig with her babies


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Loop braid

My owner has done another cool braid on a horse.
This one is called the "loop braid", well that is what she calls it, I really don't know what the real name is:). She got the idea from this site.

The steps to make this braid:

1) separate the mane about 1-2 inches apart

2) braid each section

3) bring the first braid up though the top second braid(going though part of it) and then tie it with the braiding band

4) do that to each one and soon you will have "loop braids", my owner didn't know what to do with the last one so she just left it alone:)

You might not understand how I explained it so check out that site I put above. My owner didn't use thread like they did she just came up with her own idea. Check out the movie and maybe you can kind of get the idea!

Goss the goose

The movie (arial view from atop the horse)

My owner didn't spearte the mane

before she braided it, but you can

The finished product!!

Once done, saddle up(or bridle up) and show

your horses mane off!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Lattice Braid

Hey guys,

My owner saw a horse that had a "Lattice braid" a couple years back at a horse show. At that time she didn't know what it was called but thought it looked quite neat!

She saw the same "braid" in a book and then looked it up on the internet where she found a picture and deicded to try to do this lattice braid to her dad's horse, Patches.
It took her about 30 minutes to do, but it looks awesome!! And it was her first try!

It looks a lot better if you use the same color rubber bands for horses, but she didn't want to pick though her bag!! Enjoy the pictures; she tried to take some so you could do it to your horse, or your friends horse!!

Goss the goose

The Lattice braid...
You can pick up the edge and the whole thing
comes up like a blanket!!

To make the "Lattice braid" look that up on the Internet, or just scroll down and look at the rest of the pictures!!
First you put your horse's hair in rubber
band (or whatever you use for ending braids)
make them about 1 inch apart, my owner
was going to get a picture of that but she
didn't get the camera before she started!!
Just pertend this is the first row:)
part the hair in half and take a half of the next
one, and so on 'til the end of the row

put the band right where my owners
fingers are

Once you get the hang of it you will get going
really quickly, you can do a couple rows, or all
the way to the end of the hair. It all depends on
what you want!!

Once you're done saddle up and show off
your great work!!