Long, long ago, I lived at a feed store with a bunch of other fuzzy baby geese. The clerks there liked me the best because I was so friendly and I guess that’s why the Farm Manager picked me out. When she finished the rest of her shopping, she was surprised to find that the clerks had me out of the “going home” box, prancing around on the counter. They told her my name was Norman and they were all pleased that I was going to live at such a highfalutin establishment. They put Cubicle into the box with me, and anyway that’s how we ended up at Stacy’s Funny Farm. Read the rest of this entry
Category Archives: Bird Stuff
Norman’s Nonsense – 32 – The Vampire
If you don’t know about the three new ducks, then you must not live anywhere around here. They are big, they are blindingly white, and they are loud. Read the rest of this entry
Daily Drama 110 – Dumped Ducks
Every Easter, bunnies and ducklings are given to children as pets. Ducklings grow quickly. They eat lots of duck food, splash the water out of their little pools, and generally make an icky sticky mess of their pen. Cleaning a duck pen is no fun. Rabbits chew everything up, would rather run wild than snuggle, and toss “raisins” from their cage. Read the rest of this entry
Norman’s Nonsense 31 – Drake Alert
One of the new ducks- the drake- has now joined the general population. Sunny wandered around today, poking his bill into this and that, exploring. The girls are still in the Bully Pen. Read the rest of this entry
News for the Neighborhood – 2
That quacking is not mallards, it’s the new ducks. They are big white domestic Pekin ducks, bred to be a gourmet Chinese entree. They are slow and fat and can’t fly at all. That’s why they came here from some fancy condos in Redmond where someone dumped them by a little lake. The Mail Carrier noticed them, contacted us, and we arranged for their rescue. They should quiet down once they figure out out the Dining Hall schedule.
Uncle Hamish and Bouncing Wee Charlotte visit the front yard late every afternoon. Stacy hides in the warm greenhouse this time of year. Just holler and she’ll come out and coax the sheep over for saltines. Hours are about 3pm to 5pm in winter.
The sheep are growing wool and will continue to fluff up until May, when they will be sheared. The date will be posted but you are advised to visit in late April to make certain you see the Before and After. It’s always a bit of a shock to see how skinny they are! The vet gets scheduled shortly afterward to make his yearly exam and give vaccinations.
We lost our precious guinea pig, Brutus, due to complications after dental surgery. Shortly after, a teenager surrendered two guinea pigs here and one almost immediately gave birth to three babies! The two baby girls went to a home in Shoreline but the cuddly male is still here. Pumpkin Pie is well acquainted with the Dining Hall schedule and squeals with the big pigs at salad time.
Our newest indoor bird is a Green-Cheeked Conure named Yoshi. He’s a little South American parrot, hatched in Hawaii. His owners were away from home so much it made more sense for him to live here where they can visit whenever they want to.
Emergency Carport Repair
I’m certain the neighborhood is relieved that I was able to repair the carport and deck before it collapsed. We avoided a total teardown by replacing rotten wood and posts, and an undersized and sagging beam. To prevent further degradation, we installed fiberglass panels on the overhead arbor. Thank you Jesus and Jose!
We currently have eggs- chicken and duck, goose in spring. As always, we have fertilizer, feed bags, and baling twine. The Little Free Library is well stocked.
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News for the Neighborhood is intended to inform the neighbors and supplement the seasonal announcements. Neighbors can also find this information on our website at https://stacysfunnyfarm.wordpress.com/