South Poll Cattle Farm in Missouri
Grazing the Goats for Buckthorn Eradication
Hightail Horse Rescue & Ranch
HIGHTAIL HORSE RESCUE AND RANCH was founded and is run by Executive Director Char Tuhy and her husband Joel Hildebrandt. On a mere 43 acres and just 15 miles east of Fargo, ND, they house and heal over 70 abandoned or surrendered horses, many of which come from sheriff seizures. Using all forms of holistic medicine and healing they have a remarkable record of rehabilitating and rehoming damaged horses. They also run a boarding stable, riding school, trail riding programs and equine grooming and farrier work. They purchased the ranch, a former dairy farm, over 8 years ago. I'm sure the original owners would not recognize the place now. Visitors and volunteers are always welcome and all donations are fully tax-deductible as this operation is a fully-certified 501-C-3 not-for-profit organization. In my opinion this is one of the most worthy operations to make a donation. Every penny is efficiently utilized and real work is being done to ease the pain and suffering of so many innocent animals.
Please send a check or gift to:
Hightail Horse Rescue and Ranch
28953 15th Ave NoHawley, MN 56549701-526-3734
Meet the Keepers of Apricot Lane Farms
REmodeling at Together Farms
Hippies, Gypsies & Children of the Woods
Meet some of my new friends. I sold a batch of my goats to some young people who are "back to the landers" and who are hoping to use the goats to clear brushy (that's an understatement!) woods where they are living south and west of Winona. I went with them yesterday to deliver a batch of goats. I might have slept better last night had I not known where the goats were going, but it was a pretty unforgettable trip nonetheless.... Here's a bit of the story....
Old Hippy Warning: These photos might trigger powerful flashbacks....
Frosty the Dog
Frosty is a dog I'm "mentoring" from far away, he's in Sweden with his Swedish owner. This is a great story where we are fighting the local rules, using all raw diet, no vaccines and no vet poisons. It's tough in such a regulated country! Anyway, as you can see, Frosty is lookin' good! We have very few German Shepherd in the US with genetics this good, and those that are were probably bred in Europe. He's only 18 months old and will soon be ready for his new career in actual real-world Search and Rescue. Here's her update:
Sending you some pictures of Frosty and a small movie. I am teaching him to search for missing people and also to track and signalize with a "down". He is being such a good boy.
The breeder wants to do a Mental test of him and his siblings and they need to be vaccinated to do it… I rally wanna do the test but i don't want to take the damn vaccine. Parvo is the one i need. But Within Parvo there is 3 or 4 different vaccines.. Stinks. I haven't done it yet and i really don't want to.. not sure what to do..