Updated July 2012
We have a fluid population….you don’t really keep peafowl, they just decide to live with you if you provide the right conditions. There is a large wild population in the general area. Over the years we have had white, pied and India blue peafowl living with us. Sadly many of the most beautiful have been run down by careless drivers on the road. Every year some come, some go.
We also have a red-fronted macaw, called “The Inspector”. He flew in in fall of 2007. He is ours now by default, and lives here free to do as he pleases. Anyone may admire him, but the farm rule is that no one harasses or annoys him in any way. The Inspector has proved to be a real catalyst for odd happenings around the farm. The things the birds do are often better than TV. This photo is but a small example….
One of the hardest lessons of moving to the country has been the loss of many of our beloved cats to predators. Coyotes and foxes are a constant threat to all our animals.Our cats are pets, but also serve a valuable purpose–they catch and kill rodents which would overrun us. Currently we have eight cats. We’ve had a lot of cats “dumped” on us by irresponsible people who dispose of unwanted litters of kittens in this manner. We’ve done our best to take in all we could. Socks, Sybok, Ghost, Darkness, Mom, Storm, Luna, Magnus and Sirrus are no longer with us, and are missed.