Category Archives: Stacy’s Funny Farm

News for the Neighborhood – 2

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Ducks

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.

Shetland Sheep

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.

Guinea Pigs

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.

Indoor Birds

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!

Now Available

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.

How to Contribute

High School Volunteers receive Community Service credits toward graduation. Watch our videos on YouTube, Channel Hippopotatomus, we’re monetized! Donate via PayPal at stacysfunnyfarm@gmail.com   

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/

Norman’s Nonsense 30 – Ducks or Drakes

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Norman’s Nonsense 30 – Ducks or Drakes

The new ducks are kind of weird. For one thing, white is not a good color in this muddy habitat. For another thing, they are awfully slow to learn the routine. Third, they are some kind of duck/pig hybrid. I’ve never seen such voracious waterfowl! Fourth, are they ducks or drakes? Read the rest of this entry

Norman’s Nonsense 29 – Strangers in the Bully Pen

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Norman’s Nonsense 29 – Strangers in the Bully Pen

Yesterday, the Farm Manager burst through the back door with a stranger carrying a couple of big plastic containers. I was hoping it was lettuce or trimmings from the grocery store, but then the stranger dumped three big white ducks out of those containers into the bully pen. And then he left.

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Daily Drama 109 The Feed Store

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Daily Drama 109 The Feed Store

My daughter’s friend canceled her New Year’s Bash because her two outdoor cats ate a rabid bat a couple days ago. They are in 45-day quarantine, indoors, and wrecking the house. And so 2022 refuses to pass without leaving a debris trail. Read the rest of this entry

Daily Drama 108 – Three Little Pigs

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Daily Drama 108 – Three Little Pigs

I once had five male guinea pigs in a large L-shaped cage and I called it my Dude Ranch. They got along great and we had loads of fun, but I decided that five was my limit. Suddenly I have nine! What happened? Read the rest of this entry