Eggless
Eggless

Photo by Audrey Pavia My hens aren’t laying right now, but when they do, they get serious about it. I wanted chickens my whole life, and when I finally got them, I was so excited about having fresh eggs. I remembered the time one of my young hens laid her first. I picked it up, […]

Rio Lives On
Rio Lives On

Audrey Pavia’s blog – Rio Lives On – Urban Farm OnlineAudrey Pavia, Rio, thrushKeeping horses on a small urban lot has its challenges. One of those is keeping their feet free of infection.I had him tied to the hitching post, and I cleaned out his feet and sprayed something called Thrush Buster on the undersides […]

Looking for Burros
Looking for Burros

No matter how hard I tried, I could not see any of these amazing wild burros on my recent trip to Death Valley. About 20 years ago, I saw a group of wild burros in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas, Nev. It was a huge thrill for me to see descendants […]

Farewell Bobbi Jo
Farewell Bobbi Jo

Photo by Audrey Pavia I lost one of my hens, blue Leghorn bantam Bobbi Jo. About two weeks ago, I noticed that Bobbi Jo, one of my blue Leghorn bantams, was not putting herself to sleep in the coop with the other chickens. I would have suspected she was sitting on eggs somewhere, but none […]

Riding in the Rain
Riding in the Rain

Audrey Pavia’s blog – Riding in the Rain – Urban Farm OnlineAudrey Pavia, rain, horseback ridingWhile most urban farmers hide indoors during our rare rainstorms, I like to go outside and the rain.Today I took it to the extreme — I mounted up Milagro and went out for a ride.apaviaRiding in the RainDuring this weekend’s […]

Living Large
Living Large

Photo by Audrey Pavia A view of the horse stalls on my small urban farm. Whenever I ride around the equestrian community where I live, I get a severe case of property envy. Some people around here managed to score anywhere from 3 to 5 acres for their urban farms. I, on the other hand, […]

Nigel Courses
Nigel Courses

Audrey Pavia’s blog – Nigel Courses – Urban Farm OnlineAudrey Pavia, nigel, coursing, corgi, certificationThis month, my Corgi turns 11.I haven’t done much with him in the last few years, but when I found out about the American Kennel Club’s new instinct certification in coursing, I knew we had to go for it.apaviaNigel CoursesAge is […]

Red Goes Home
Red Goes Home

Audrey Pavia’s blog – Red Goes Home – Urban Farm OnlineAudrey Pavia, red, quarter horse, giving up my horseLast month, I wrote about my decision to give up my 22-year-old Quarter Horse, Red, due to financial issues.Today, Red left me for his new/old home with my friends Kim and Mike, who are Red’s former owners.apaviaRed […]

Little Shiva
Little Shiva

Photo by Audrey Pavia Shiva, the little Sebright who got me started in chickens. I was looking at my flock of bantams the other day and suddenly remembered how I came to own chickens. It was all thanks to a Sebright hen by the name of Shiva. Ever since I was a kid, I had […]

Milagro and the Purse
Milagro and the Purse

Photo by Audrey Pavia Milagro, nudging the most delicious purse he’s ever tasted. Milagro’s back has been bothering him, evidenced by the way he flinches when I run my hand over the muscle just in front of his hip. So, I scheduled a visit for him with an equine chiropractor. The chiropractor could only come […]