Right now, the only animals we’ve got on the farm are our precious dog Gialla and our small herd of Angus cows and heifers. But we are looking to add more to our menagerie, albeit slowly.  There’s a huge learning curve involved here and we want to do it right.Calf Barn

This is the Calf Barn, where we are thinking of keeping our smaller animals. First up on our list, chickens!  Our next major exterior construction project will be to finish remodeling the existing chicken house. These are some of the lovely ladies that we’re thinking of starting out with:


We’re (actually Michelle is) hoping that our next large farm animal acquisition will be some miniature donkeys. These are the beautiful little creatures that initially sparked Michelle’s dream of living on a hobby farm. Known for their loving and hilarious personalities, many people ask us what we are going to do with them. Do? Hang out, of course. The same as you would with a cat or a dog. They’re pretty good little alert animals and how can you resist this cuteness?


Anthony has been going back and forth about which animals he’s interested in having on the farm. Sheep? Pigs? Goats? Right now, he’s content with what we’ve got. I would love to add a few goats as well. I mean, if you’ve got a few animals, what’s a few more? We’ve read that goats are the most fun to watch, play with and that they are little sweetie pies who will help out with mowing the lawn. (all other goat owners are rolling their eyes and laughing at our naivete) We also know that they are mastermind escape artists. So as long as we can figure out how to best contain them, they might be the perfect addition to our place.


With a few more seasons under our belts, we will have a better idea of who and what will be the best fit for us and our farm, as well as when they should join us. Our petting zoo will be in full effect in no time!