A Suburban Farm of 6th Happiness.

Archive for February, 2011


Monday, February 28th, 2011

Mikołaj, the Polish Tatra Sheepdog puppy has past the 4 month mark, and is 50 lbs.  Whenever I take him with me shopping, peopel have to ask what he is. I made some clip-art of a tomato seedling.  PNG format, transparent background, variety of sizes, released into the public domain. Download them from my clip […]

A puppy and sheep

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

I love sheep, and since there are several ‘miniture’ breeds, I felt they belonged in our little ‘urban farm’.  I decided on Babydoll sheep, aka Old English Southdown. There are large sized southdowns as well, but those are a recent alteration of the breed, created for the modern “mega” mindset.  As such, the babydoll isn’t […]

The season for chicks

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Its almost spring time! We know this because of the cheep-cheep-cheeping of baby chicks. First, we have a tiny little Bantam, the year’s new addition to our ‘mutt’ Bantam family, headed by the best rooster I’ve ever known, Pasquale, and his most beloved of the hens, Sylvia. Next we have eight chicks from McMurray’s hatchery: […]

Argyle the Parrot’s new word

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Today, Argyle said a new word!  It is only his second word, which may not sound impressive for a 6 year old African Grey, but it is actually a huge break through for him (and an amusing story for us to retell).  To appreciate this story, you need to know about Argyle’s past… We got […]

Celebrating our first house with a first post at a new blog!

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Welcome to my new blog!  I’ve been writing for over a decade about fancy rats (http://rodentfancy.com) and a couple years ago started collecting public domain clip art in a blog, just for fun (http://fithfath.com/images).  I’ve also been writing fiction (and fanfiction).  Now, it is time for a new blog, on a new topic:  suburban farming. […]