Category Archives: critters

Piglets

The past few days have been exciting in multiple ways. After reading anything and everything we could find about the whole process of farrowing and piglets, we now experienced it with the birth of the first litters of our two … Continue reading

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Beautiful Birds

Right now we think there are about 30 species of birds on the farm. When we arrived here in 2014 there were less, maybe 10 or 12 different types, so we hope that means we’re doing something right. Below a … Continue reading

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Puppies – 3 weeks old

The six little puppies of Roosje are doing great. A week ago their eyes opened and they are getting a bit more active now. Roosje is obviously proud and she does a great job nurturing them. They’re growing fast.

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Amazing Collection

Until now over one million of insect species have been identified, with an estimated 5 to 9 million still to catalog. This makes the species of insects by far the largest group of animals on our planet. (Source). It’s no … Continue reading

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New life: Puppies

Yesterday Roosje, one of our two border collies, gave birth to 6 beautiful little puppies, 4 males, 2 females. We just took them outside for a little while to make a picture. She wouldn’t tell us who the father was

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Zone 5: Nature Reserve

Within Permaculture circles there is some discussion if having a zone 5 is useful or possible. We think it is and we feel quite strongly that our land needs to provide space to other life as it does to us. … Continue reading

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Little Tragedy

Yesterday morning we found a young tapir next to our garden. She couldn’t move her front legs nor her head. With her back legs she tried to push herself out of sight, but she was so weak already that she … Continue reading

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Butterflies

As a bit of a counter balance to the post with scary spiders today we take a look at some beautiful butterflies. There are countless varieties flapping their wings flying over our land, but they’re mostly difficult to photograph. Too … Continue reading

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Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia is fear of spiders or spider related creatures, arachnids, like scorpions and crabs. We sometimes have encounters with the bigger species like tarantulas. Tarantulas can grow to up to 20 cm in size. This one was hiding in a … Continue reading

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Pigs

About a year ago we added our first group of pigs to the farm. A second group was added 3 months later, followed by a third group in November. We got them from 3 different neighbors that run their own … Continue reading

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