Photo courtesy of Heavenly Horse Haven Rootie now weighs more than 1,000 pounds. The first time I saw Rootie since he was a piglet, he already weighed more than 1,000 pounds. A permanent resident at Heavenly Horse Haven (http://site.heavenlyhorsehaven.org/index.html), a farm-animal rescue in Anza, Calif., Rootie was the kind of pig bred for the table. […]
Photo by Audrey Pavia Morning time with my flock is always entertaining. Iâ€™m not sure if itâ€™s the fact that my chickens wake up a lot earlier than I do, or if itâ€™s just that they are eager to start the day, but mornings with my flock are always quite entertaining. The scene is always […]
Photo by Audrey Pavia Seen as a nuisance by many, I see coyotes as animals that bring a little excitement to the night. A lot of people donâ€™t like coyotes; they raid trashcans and eat the family cat. Some people are afraid of coyote attacks on their kids. But not me â€” I love coyotes. […]
Photo by Audrey Pavia Lucas came to visit and made me laugh more than once. When my friend, Lisa, asked if she could leave her momâ€™s Rat Terrier, Lucas, in my spare bedroom today, I figured why not. Iâ€™d never met Lucas, but Lisa said he was a good boy, so I wasnâ€™t worried. Lisa […]
Photo by Audrey Pavia Mr. Molly and Mr. Mabel had to learn how to just work it out among themselves. Last month, I blogged about my two roosters, Mr. Mabel and Mr. Molly. I was feeling grateful that they hadnâ€™t gotten into their yearly brawl. Apparently, I jinxed myself because, the other day, the two […]
City Stock – Urban Farm Onlinerio, audrey pavia, horse, horseback ridingRiding RioLast Saturday, I asked my trainer, Lisa, if I could ride Rio for the first time. apaviaRiding RioAfter a year of groundwork and some time to grow, Rio was ready for light riding.By Audrey Pavia, Urban Farm ContributorMonday, June 13, 2011 Photo by Audrey […]
Itâ€™s wonderful being surrounded by so many animals all the time, but letâ€™s face it: It can be hard to spend enough time with all of them when you are busy working and doing chores just to take care of them.
Iâ€™ve been obsessed with animals since I was a little kid and have spent more time at zoos and farms than I have in playgrounds and parks. So itâ€™s not often that I see an animal that really takes my breath away. But it happened this past weekend, right here in the town where I live.