Houdini Horses

Photo by Audrey Pavia Rio and Milagro – Houdini’s relatives reincarnated? You’d think I kept monkeys instead of horses, with the problems I have keeping my animals confined to my backyard. Seems one or both of my Spanish Mustangs manages to escape the back part of the yard and find their way to the back […]

Goat Stats

Use these quick facts to better understand how your goats operate.

free-range chickens
Chicken Stats

Use these quick facts to better understand how your chickens operate.

8 Tips for Layer Production and Health

Courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock Keep your layer chickens healthy by allowing them to free-range in a safe place on your urban farm. Getting fresh eggs from your backyard isn’t as easy as just plopping a chicken in a coop. To get quality eggs—keep your layer chickens healthy in the process—you need to provide your hens with a […]

Rabbit-keeping Basics

Before deciding to own rabbits, keep in mind the responsibilities that come along with rabbit ownership.

Corgis at War

Photo by Audrey Pavia Bandit doesn’t like wearing a muzzle, but it’s the only way to ensure he can’t cause damage. I love Corgis; they are my favorite dog, hands down. But they have a couple of shortfalls. They shed like mad, and they can be aggressive with other dogs. My Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Nigel, […]

Spanish Mustangs in the Wind

Photo by Audrey Pavia Rio meets a floating plastic bag on the trail. Southern California is famous for the hot, dry winds that blow here at various times of the year, drying everything out and fanning brush fires in the hills. For the past week, these Santa Ana winds have been relentless. Last weekend, we […]

Birthday Boys

My two Spanish Mustangs had different starts, but they’re both celebrating their birthdays this month.