Two Roos

Photo by Audrey Pavia Henryfonda and Liberty, my two young roosters When I decided to let one of my hens hatch three eggs a few months ago, I had my fingers crossed that I’d get all girls. I knew that was unlikely, so I decided I’d be happy with two. It turns out I didn’t […]

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.

Horse Kisses

Photo by Audrey Pavia Teddy, my friend’s horse, like to kiss me. Today was cold and cloudy with a bit of a drizzle — the closest thing we get to Christmas weather in the lowlands of Southern California. So, my friend Michelle and I decided to take it in by going for a trail ride. […]

As the Egg Turns

Photo by Audrey Pavia Mr. Molly and Mr. Mabel are involved in some serious chicken drama. I have long chuckled at the nonsense that goes on between the chickens in my flock. Alliances, squabbles and all-around drama make chicken-watching a great pastime. But this week, I recently found myself more than just observing the shenanigans; […]

Can a Horse Fetch?

Rio, my Spanish Mustang, has decided he enjoys a little game of fetch.

Summer Rain

Photo by Audrey Pavia Rio got very excited over a recent summer shower. Southern California summers are typically hot and dry, especially in the areas that are farthest from the ocean. My urban farm is part of what they call the Inland Empire – “Inland” meaning it’s far enough away from the ocean that we […]

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