In which we don't travel far to visit very exotic neighbors
A few weeks ago I was standing in line at the feed store when the lady in front of me turned and said, "oh wait, I forgot something--here, you hold this,"
The Kangaroo Farm is less than three miles from Haiku Farm...and although we've always known about it, we've never made time to visit. Until today.
A lot of the 'roos spend their winter days in winter under heatlamps (often in social piles that result in joeys...)
In our cold damp climate, that makes zoo kangaroos pretty inaccessible to the public.
The Kangaroo Farm, however, is more like a "petting zoo"...and even more like just a bunch of farm animals hanging out in a backyard, doing whatever they want to do. The caretakers know each animal by name and by habit--they can tell you which wallaroos like to be petted, and which kangaroos will prefer to run (ahem, "hop") away. Several of the animals also perform some very cute tricks (more about that in a few minutes), because almost all of them were raised in the house for their first year or two. I don't know of any zoo that does that!
Patagonian Cavy. They eat grass, alfalfa pellets, and bread! Perhaps they could give Baasha in Germany some bread-eating lessons?
Lisa at Laughing Orca Ranch--there were so many lovely chickens, but I didn't get good photos of them)
We passed her from lap-to-lap