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

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!