Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Snow Day 2020!


Horses following social distancing measures during breakfast


Goats taking a break from their masks


Thank you to the volunteers who braved the barely plowed roads to get here to make sure our animals were taken care of today


Breakfast buffet, check is at 11


"I'm sleeping in"


"Me too"

 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Milk Experiment

 

The Great Edwards Foundation Milk Experiment
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After a visit to Texas Lynda learned that chicken and ducks can get calcium from dairy products. One of the volunteers (Jade) mentioned it to her mother (Brandy) who then donated several gallons of milk to our experiment to see how the animals liked it.



For this experiment we tried sour milk and normal milk. After researching on google we learned it takes one teaspoon of lemon or vinegar per cup and therefor one cup per gallon. We tried one pan with curdled milk and one pan with regular milk. And to sweeten our recipe we added a handful of mealworms.


The chickens LOVED it! We thank our friends in Texas for this great idea!


Now for the second time around we tried normal milk with mealworms mixed in. The ducks were hesitant, and we are not sure if it was because of 
the milk or the color of the bowl. 

 The ducks took a while to get the courage to come up and try a new calcium source. But eventually they came up and tried it.


Saturday, November 14, 2020

In Loving Memory of Bill the Goat

 

A Good Friend


It is with heavy hearts that we said goodbye to our dear Nubian Goat Bill.

Bill passed away from natural causes on Friday and will be missed by his buddy Sam and all of the other goats and volunteers.


Bill and Sam were placed with Edwards Foundation after having survived a mountain lion attack at their home. The owners wanted to ensure they would be safe and we thank them for having chosen Edwards to love and care for them.

Bill will be remembered by all for his sweet disposition and gentle nature. R.I.P.






Monday, November 9, 2020

Pumpkins from Pine Lane Nursery

 Pine Lane Nursery donated lots of tiny pumpkins and great big ones, and volunteers, Zoe and Ramsay, had fun gathering them. The animals will enjoy these pumpkins.

Thank you, Pine Lane Nursery!


Ramsay and Zoe showing off the cute pumpkins gathered from Pine Lane Nursery. "It was cold but fun!" said Zoe, and Ramsay said she could gather up 10 at a time in her arms.


Zoe with her pockets full of tiny pumpkins! She looked like an Oompa Loompa.


A good harvest. Zoe practically had to climb into the box to gather up those tiny pumpkins.

At the farm, Owen chose a huge pumpkin to share with the goats.


John and Owen held the pumpkin for Sam the Goat to munch.

John, Margaret and her husband fed treats to the animals, Hercules the horse, Nathan the llama, and Honey the goat, with Sam hiding behind Hercules & John.





Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Animals eating pumpkins from Tagawa Gardens

 The animals enjoyed the pumpkins donated from Tagawa Gardens Home Center. 

Thank you, Tagawa Gardens! 


Honey helping herself to a delicious pumpkin.

Honey with a mouthful of pumpkin, while others come join her.

Ace feasting on a pumpkin.

Gathering Pumpkins and Corn Husks, 11/2/2020

Volunteers helped pick up two truck loads of corn husks and pumpkins, donated from Tagawa Gardens.

Thank you, Tagawa Gardens!

 


Two trucks all loaded with the corn husks and pumpkins for the animals.
Thanks to Alene and her daughter, Bailey, and Steven, Lorine and the Tagawa workers for helping Lynda to load all the pumpkins and corn stalks. 


Loading corn husk sheaves. These will keep very well in winter.


Loading pumpkins into the truck.


A pumpkin harvest for the animals. They will love these!

Saturday, October 31, 2020

End of October Happenings at the Ranch

 

    Our furry friends came out to support the Terolyn horse rescue to raise funds to help pay for the rescued colt Neo, who had to spend 2 weeks in intensive care due to a hernia surgery. The scarves were made by Cheryl Allen. 

Go Broncos!


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    Kolby and his dog. A former volunteer who works at a ranch in Gunnison CO. He came to town for elbow surgery due to getting bucked off a colt. 




    What an amazing group of young volunteers coming to give us a hand at the ranch. 





    Petunia soaking up the sun on a beautiful October fall morning.




Need Help Marketing this Non-profit!

 

Due to the on going responsibilities at the Ranch, and my recent health issues, I am in need of someone who can help keep me up to date with this blog and social media. It is an important part of keeping the ranch going, also the animals happy and safe (which is our goal). If you know of anyone who can help please contact me at home 303.841.8338. It's not a ton a work but would require something fairly quick once day, possibly less. 

Thank you,

Lynda







Monday, October 26, 2020

Cat's comfy bed

 


Another bag of food is done. The empty bag makes a nice bed.
Waste not, want not!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

LDS Young Women, Ace, Bryce, Mia and Dave load llamas and goats


The LDS Young Women's group, Ace, Bryce, Mia and Dave loaded the llamas and goats into the trailer. Thanks to Dave and Mia for hauling them out to Terolyn Horses for the fundraiser for Neo. 
What great helpers!






 

Fundraiser for Neo: A FUN Day!

These llamas and goats were part of an obstacle course fundraiser at Terolyn Horses for a colt, Neo, who underwent a hernia surgery and is recuperating.

Ace went with Lynda to Terolyn Horse Farm to bring the goats and llamas for the obstacle course. 
What a great helper she is!

Granddaughter, Ryann, is riding her horse, who is being dressed up like a little devil. 
She just needs to add the horns and red tail.


Ace is posing in the indoor haunted arena. 
She's about to fight the dragon and skeleton dog with little Daisy.
Daisy is looking at the skeleton dog to see if it is related. 
Daisy came along to get her toenails trimmed by VetTech Shauna, 
who flew in from Tennessee to help Teri for the event. 


The dragon is watching over Ace, looking up on him.


Bill and Sam are getting ready for the obstacle course.



Llamas Nathan, Millie and Elizabeth were the most popular part of the obstacle course.

Three Little Pigs and their Farmer in the Halloween Costume Contest.
Lots of fun and creative costumes!


Ghoulish fun with ghostly riders.

A horse visiting the haunted dragon lair.


Penny Dreadful Clown saying hello to a horse.

What a FUN day!



Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Care and Community-Ready for Halloween and always Ready to help



                           What wonderful helpers we have! We appreciate you all so much!                                                       

                                                         Michael, Emily, Jason, Eddie

                                                                            Big Dog
                                                                Sweet kitty
 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Rowdy's 30+ stitches removed, 9/24/20

Dr. Debbie Samhouri did Rowdy's cryptorchid's surgery. 
Now two weeks later, we're ready to remove the stitches. 

Volunteers Eric and Lorine successfully removed 30+ stitches from Rowdy's surgery scars. 
Looks like his incisions healed nicely! 

Thanks to Dr Samhouri for a great surgery and Eric and Lorine for removing all those stitches.

After stitch removal.




A close-up of carefully removing the 30+ stitches. Rowdy was a good patient.



Eric and Lorine removed the stitches while Lynda supervised.



Lilly is watching and making sure Rowdy is doing ok.